Officer Rigby released from hospital
In a brief update this morning, Baltimore police said Officer Teresa Rigby, injured when she fell from I-83 in a traffic accident, has been released from the hospital and is undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation facility.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Rigby has a "long road ahead" and that supporters are looking to establish a fund to help pay for her medical care. "She is expected to be out of work for a very, very long time," Guglielmi said.
Rigby was standing outside of her police cruiser assisting a disabled motorist on June 21 when another driver careened into her vehicle, sending her hurtling over the side of the elevated highway near the Pepsi plant. She fell some 30 feet to the concrete below and reportedly suffered severe leg injuries and required facial reconstruction surgery.
Police have yet to release a cause of the accident, or the identities and conditions of the other three motorists who required hospitalization. Guglielmi said the department would not release information while the investigation was ongoing.