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Police vehicle struck in one of multiple I-83 accidents

A city police officer was taken to Mercy Medical Center after his police cruiser was rear-ended by another vehicle on the southbound

Jones Falls Expressway

late Monday afternoon, according to a police spokesman.

The officer was on the side of the roadway near West 29th Street writing a report on a separate accident when his cruiser was struck, said Sgt. Anthony Smith.

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The officer did not have apparent injuries, but was taken to the hospital to be checked by medical personnel as a precaution, Smith said.

The accident was one of multiple minor collisions that slowed traffic along the

JFX

on Monday afternoon, Smith said.

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Smith said he did not know of any major injuries.

No other information was available, he said.

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