Maryland state troopers injured in Harford County crash

Maryland State Police say two troopers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their patrol car was struck while they were investigating a robbery.

The collision happened just before 4 a.m. Saturday in Joppa, where police had responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Royal Farms on Rt. 152. Police say the patrol car was stopped in the southbound lane with its emergency lights flashing when it was struck from behind by a Volkswagen Beetle.

Trooper Zachary Shelley was inside the car, and TFC David Stanley was injured when he jumped down an embankment to get out of the way of the Volkswagen. Both were taken to hospitals and were expected to be treated and released.

Police say charges are pending against the driver of the Volkswagen, Trina Emory, 32, of Edgewood. She was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

Shelley and Stanley are both assigned to road patrol duties at the Bel Air Barrack.