Collision sends officer, 1 other to hospital

A traffic accident near Silver Spring sent a Montgomery County police officer and another person to the hospital late Thursday for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

The accident occurred on University Boulevard and East Wayne Avenue around 10:30 p.m., police officials said. The officer was responding to a call when his cruiser and an SUV collided. The circumstances of the accident are still under investigation and it was unclear which driver was at fault.

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.
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