One Being Flown Out After Head-On Accident Involving A Dump Truck On Budds Creek Road
One Being Flown Out After Head-On Accident Involving A Dump Truck On Budds Creek Road

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. — We are receiving reports this evening of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a dump truck that is sending one person to the hospital.

One Being Flown Out After Head-On Accident Involving A Dump Truck On Budds Creek Road

At approximately 4: 15 p.m. on November 22, first responders were alerted to a serious crash on Budds Creek Road, in the area of Marsh Court, reportedly involving a large truck and another vehicle.

One vehicle was reported to be on fire as a result of the crash.

A caller on the scene had advised that the vehicle had tried to pass a car and struck the dump truck head-on.

Crews arrived and located the vehicles, one of which was described by first responders as having sustained “catastrophic damage,” with smoke visible.

One Being Flown Out After Head-On Accident Involving A Dump Truck On Budds Creek Road

The dump truck had reportedly gone off the road after the crash, and struck a power line. SMECO was alerted to the crash immediately to help come secure power on the scene.

One man was reportedly trapped as a result of the crash, and had sustained a severe injury to one of his legs. He was reported to be conscious, alert and breathing at the time EMS arrived.

The patient was extricated from the vehicle soon after.

First responders determined that a MEDEVAC was necessary, and called for a helicopter from the Maryland State Police Aviation to make the transport to a nearby trauma center.

One Being Flown Out After Head-On Accident Involving A Dump Truck On Budds Creek Road

Trooper 7 Helicopter was set to land at the Potomac Speedway to make the transport.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating an accident on Route 234, near the county line and the roadway is closed. Use an alternate route if possible.

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide additional details as they are made available.

All photos courtesy of the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department

Contact our news desk at news@thebaynet.com

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12 Comments

  1. If everyone continues to drive irresponsibly this will be an every day occurrence. I travel St Mary`s ,Charles and PG daily, 100 mile round trip. Rarely do I see any officers. Drivers cutting in and out of traffic, lane hoppers and stop light abusers need to be reined in.

    1. Sadly, you’re 100% on point! What’s even worse yet, there couldn’t possibly be enough law enforcement on these roads to make a dent in the insanity!

    2. Speed cameras every 1/8 mile on every single roadway in Maryland will eliminate 95 percent of the problem, along with red light cameras at intersections

    3. Unfortunately they aren’t waiting for the police report. Multiple witnesses stated the dump truck was in his lane. The man from the blue car is one of the safest drivers I know. Really wish they fact checked their sources. Kids a god damn marine for Christ sake.

      1. People are quick to point fingers without knowing facts! He would never put his life and anyone else in danger.

  2. How is a dump truck coming toward you not visible.

    Though my ‘silver’ car was invisible to the guy who pulled out onto Rt 234 near Old Chestnut Rd this afternoon. Glad my driving skills helped avoid a collision.

  3. People are Such in a Hurry Now Days, Not Paying Attention on the Very Busy Roads Today, The Average Person Don’t Wanna Admit the Truth When it Comes to Driving, They Just Don’t! 4 out of 10 Drivers Having Accidents to Negligent Errors . Put Down The Phone Pay Daaamn Attention it may Save Your Life

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