On August 15, 2012 at approximately 8:11 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Broomes Island Road in the area of Mackall Road in St. Leonard for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival on the scene units located a marked Calvert County Sheriff’s Office cruiser in the tree line just off the eastbound shoulder of Broomes Island Road. The cruiser had heavy front end damage. A motorcycle was located in the eastbound grass shoulder of Broomes Island Road and was heavily damaged. The operator of the motorcycle, identified as William David Hammer Jr., a 31 year old male of North Beach, was found in the westbound shoulder of Broomes Island Road suffering from multiple life threatening injuries.
Preliminary collision investigation revealed that a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Hammer, was traveling westbound on Broomes Island Road when Hammer lost control of the motorcycle and began to slide, crossing the double yellow center line of Broomes Island Road. The Sheriff’s Office cruiser, a 2007 Dodge Charger, operated by DFC E. Bradley, was traveling eastbound on Broomes Island Road when the motorcycle crossed the center. The Kawasaki struck the Dodge on the front end. The area of impact was located near the eastbound fog line of Broomes Island Road.
DFC E. Bradley sustained minor injuries during the collision. DFC E. Bradley was transported to the Calvert Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released. Hammer was pronounced dead on the scene, and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed.
The Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting a complete investigation into the events that led up to the collision and is requesting that any information related to this investigation to be forwarded to Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of CRT at email@example.com or 410-535-2800.