Maryland State Trooper flown to hospital after crash on I-95


Credit: Susquehanna Hose Company

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (WDVM) — A Maryland State Trooper was hit on I-95 Friday morning, about 40 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Maryland State Police say the trooper was following a stolen car just before 10:50 a.m. Friday morning. Troopers say the car swerved onto the right shoulder of I-95 north while trying to pass a tractor-trailer. The trooper followed the stolen car onto the right shoulder when the tractor-trailer swerved onto the shoulder, hitting the trooper’s patrol vehicle. The trooper lost control of his car, skidding off the right side of the road before ending in a ditch.

The trooper has been identified as Farhan Bachu. He was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment. No word on his condition.

State Police say 32-year-old Alton Bomo Garbla was arrested after driving the stolen car through Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, before Pennsylvania State Police arrested him in Chester City. Charges are now pending in several states.

No one else was injured during the incident, which is still under investigation.

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