At 12:24 p.m. Monday, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motorcycle accident on St. John’s road in the area of Sandy Bottom Road in Hollywood.

Preliminary investigation reveals – William Howard Burns, Jr. 54 of Hollywood, was operating a 1992 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Burns was traveling west on St. John’s Road when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off onto the right roadside. William Burns was ejected and landed in the roadway. The motorcycle caught fire.

Burns was flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter, Trooper 2, to Baltimore Shock Trauma. As of Tuesday morning, Burns is in critical condition at John’s Hopkins Hospital.

Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assume the crash investigation. Cpl. Edward Evans is the Deputy assigned to the crash investigation.

William Howard Burn’s Jr. driving privilege is revoked in Maryland. William Howard Burn’s Jr. was serving a Home Detention sentence at the time of the accident and was in violation of the conditions of Home Detention.

The initial press release stated alcohol may have contributed to the accident.  It has been determined alcohol was not a factor and did not contribute to the accident.  Investigation is continuing.