UPDATE (11 a.m. Tuesday)—An Anne Arundel County police officer was struck Sunday night during a routine traffic stop on Maryland Route 665 near Riva Road in Parole, according to police.
The incident occurred around 9:17 p.m. after Cpl. Kevin Mont requested that a vehicle pull over and the driver stopped in the left travel lane. Mont got out of his cruiser and asked the driver to pull ahead onto the right shoulder of the roadway, according to a release from police.
As Mont walked back to his cruiser, a Toyota Celica reportedly slowed but was then struck in the rear by an Acura RL that witnesses said was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Mont ran into the grass median but the impact from the crash projected the Celica across the median where it hit Mont, according to the release.
The Acura struck a second vehicle in the right travel lane and then a guardrail. Three people in the Acura fled on foot into the woods. Two were later located near the Regatta Bay community and were released without being charged, according to police.
Mont, a 23-year veteran of the police department, was flown by Maryland State Police Medivac to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where was in serious but stable condition as of Monday morning.
Police announced Tuesday that the driver of the Acura—Leo Lamont Carroll, 23, of the 5200 block of Sands Road in Lothian—faces multiple charges in connection with the incident. Charges include failure to stop after an accident, and failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of accident, according to online court records.