Lost in traffic, cuts an illegal uturn, sends two kids to the hospital IC unit

Md. cop charged traffic accident

ANNAPOLIS —Howard County police officer has been charged with reckless and negligent driving in a June car accident that injured four in Pasadena, records show. Symchay Kon Bendu, of Laurel, was also charged with four counts of second-degree assault in addition to the driving charges. A preliminary investigation by Anne Arundel County Police indicated Bendu was attempting to make an illegal U-turn.  Two girls were airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from the accident. Driver Jamie Marie Butler, 31, of Brooklyn Park, and passenger Charlie Norfolk, 34, of Brooklyn Park, were also taken with injures that weren't life-threatening to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Bendu was not injured.