The officer, who is relatively new to the force, was under “administrative investigation” for the first incident, on July 30, to determine whether she violated any of the department’s policies, spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said.
On Tuesday, the officer was on her way to court in a marked cruiser when she struck the man. The incident happened just after 8 a.m. at Route 210, also known as Indian Head Highway, and Livingston Road in Prince George’s, according to fire department officials. The location is about 10 miles south of the Capital Beltway.
The man was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, authorities said. He was in stable condition Tuesday, according to Donelan.
Donelan said that the incident was a “low-speed collision” but that she did not know the vehicle’s speed at the time.
Police said the officer was making a left turn from Livingston Road to northbound Route 210 when the cruiser struck the pedestrian as he crossed Route 210. It was not immediately clear whether the man was in a crosswalk, police said. Investigators were at the scene Tuesday afternoon.
The officer was hired in September 2017 and graduated from the academy in May 2018. She was not hurt in the crash.
Donelan declined to identify the officer. D.C. police did not immediately return messages seeking information about the July 30 collision.
The nearly 13-mile Route 210 has long brought concerns about safety. Nearly 75,000 vehicles a day travel the highway, which starts as four lanes in Charles County and widens to six near the Beltway.
The Maryland State Highway Administration said 10 people died in nine crashes on Indian Head Highway in 2016 and 2017. Five more were killed last year, according to AAA’s tally.
From January to mid-July this year, there have been two pedestrian-related crashes on Indian Head Highway and no fatalities, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation.