One driver died, two other drivers suffered critical injuries, and four people suffered minor injuries, in separate crashes this weekend in Anne Arundel County.
At about 11:26 a.m. May 31, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a crash in the 4300 block of Muddy Creek Road, near the intersection of Landsdale Road, in West River. Fire officials said a man, who was the lone occupant of his vehicle, was involved in a single-vehicle crash in which witnesses reported the driver was trapped and the car was on fire. Responding firefighters arrived to find the car not ablaze, but the vehicle was in the woods with extensive damage and the driver was still trapped. When paramedics reached the driver, he was declared dead at the scene.
At about 4:22 p.m. on June 1, fire personnel responded to a reported crash with a person trapped on northbound Route 4, near Talbot Road, in Lothian. Callers told 911 the car had rolled over five times and was sitting in an upright position but no longer on the roadway and instead in the woods.
Firefighters arrived and found a 29-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle trapped inside. She was extracted in about 15 minutes and taken via medevac helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with critical, possibly life-threatening injuries. The 33-year-old driver of the car was taken to the Trauma Center at University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center with serious injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.
About two hours later, firefighters responded to the same area at about 6:18 p.m. for reports of another crash with occupants trapped, fire officials said. This time the accident occurred along southbound Route 4 near Talbot Road. Firefighters found a two-vehicle crash between a sedan and a pick-up truck. Four patients sustained minor injures and were taken to Calvert Health Medical Center.
At about 1:07 p.m. Sunday, the fire department responded to a report of an accident involving a motorcycle on northbound Route 10 near Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. A witness said the the motorcycle made contact with another vehicle during the crash. Paramedics took the man who was riding the motorcycle to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with critical, life-threatening injuries.