Man seriously injured after boat crashes into piling

PASADENA, Md. - A man is seriously injured after a boat he was riding on crashed into a piling in the Magothy River on Thursday. 

Police say around 10:15 p.m. someone called police saying they saw a boat speed pass them and then they heard a collision. Firefighters arrived in the area of Inverness Road and Riverdale Road and found two people on the crashed boat.

A medevac helicopter was requested and one of the people on the boat, a 40-year-old man, was transported to Shock Trauma with serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

The other person on the boat was evaluated by paramedics but declined treatment to the hospital. 

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the primary investigating agency. If you have any information regarding fires or explosive incidents, please call (410)222-TIPS.

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