pedestrian accident

SMCSO UPDATE – On Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:23 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 30343 Triangle Drive in Charlotte Hall for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, the driver was pronounced deceased due to sustained injuries and the Sheriff’s Office’s Collision Reconstruction Unit was requested.

Preliminary investigation determined that a 2013 Ford Escape, operated by Doris Marita Thompson, age 81 of Mechanicsville, was parked in front the Taco Bell business. As she was exiting the vehicle, the Ford Escape began to roll backward across the parking lot. Thompson became completely ejected and was run over by the vehicle.

At this time, operator error appears to be the contributing factor in the collision. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or events leading up to it who have not already provided a statement are asked to contact Sgt. Brian Connelly at 301-475-4200, ext. 78031 or email

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. – On June 6, at approximately 5:21 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian struck in the parking lot of Taco Bell at 30343 Triangle Drive in Charlotte Hall.

A caller reported “an elderly woman was trapped under the vehicle with no movement”.

Crews arrived on the scene and found the vehicle with the trapped victim underneath.

She was pronounced deceased on the scene upon arrival of emergency personnel.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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    1. Did you not read the story? She was the driver and upon getting out of her vehicle it started to drift and threw her completely out and ran over her. Was no other driver the way I read it.

      1. I read the first story, the first story did not have an update, go back to school and learn to read troll

        1. None of your silly defensive comments change the fact that the conclusion you posted was completely wrong…as you are in most things.

    2. Stop jumping to conclusions! You didn’t accurately read the report obviously! Classic case of how misinformation gets spread. The victim was the driver of the vehicle! She got run over by her own car! She was parking her car in a parking lot and was exiting the vehicle! She assumed it was securely in park apparently, and as she was existing the vehicle to go into a store, it started rolling. As most people would do, she reacted trying to stop the car, and in the process it rolled over her and she was dragged through the parking lot. So she was run over and killed by her own car! She was one of the sweetest most loving people I’ve ever known, gentle and kind and everyone she knew loved her! Her positivity radiated from her and all around her! She was a woman of strong faith in God and of family ties and family values! She was cherished and loved by all who were lucky enough to be in her life! I can’t think of a more deserving person to say, may she rest peacefully in heaven for eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ!

    3. Ur literally a ln idiot. She was an elderly lady, trapped underneath her car. Read before you comment

      1. You’re an idiot, the original story without the update did not have that information, think before you comment

      1. You didn’t even read the original article or the comments did you? 🤦🏻‍♂️

    4. Yea dummy read the article! I’ve known this woman most of my life and she was one of the sweetest Mimi I have ever met.

      1. Read the original article!!! Can any of you rejects read??? Go back to 1st grade! The original article said nothing about what happened! I feel sorry for you people

        1. Correct. The original article DID NOT state how she became lodged under a vehicle nor who’s vehicle it was. The UPDATE did provide that information.
          Comments that are mixed between the original and updated articles are quite entertaining though, thanks.

    5. Read the facts!!!! This beautiful lady’s family is devastated over the loss of their loved one. How dare you even make a comment like that. Shame on you.

  1. This is so sad!! And so unacceptable!! Slow down people and watch where you are going! I just can’t understand this a second death in a parking lot of fast food…smh!!

    1. Read the article it had nothing to do with anybody slowing down she thought her car was in park and it wasn’t she tried to stop it and it ran her over had nothing to do with anybody speeding

  2. Seen it plenty of times, drivers flying around parking lots like their on the main roads. Flying around corners and cars that they can’t see around, with no regards to who might be standing there on the other side, kids ,elderly handicapped that move as fast. Why do they fly through parking lots like that?

  3. We got it wrong……I understand now that it was a woman and she was getting out of her own car when it started to roll backward. But the statments are still true about how people drive through parking lots, but that wasn’t the cause this time!

  4. Y’all notice that anonymous doesn’t give a real name and so hides behind the name anonymous.
    I’m a family friend as well and it was what we call an “accident. “ she was not driving. And how insensitive of you, anonymous! You are a real piece of work.

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