RECAP: Fatal And Serious Vehicle Accidents Continue In Southern Maryland

CALIFORNIA, Md. – Another week of many serious motor vehicle accidents in southern Maryland, some of which were fatal or serious injuries. Here is a brief overview of some recent incidents:

On March 11, at approximately 12:10 a.m., two vehicles crashed head-on in the 16000 block of Prince Frederick Road. One driver was injured and transported to a local hospital.

On March 11, at approximately 6:28 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on Three Notch Road in the area of Rue Purchase Road in which no injuries were reported and all three occupants declined medical care.

On March 12, 2023, at about 12:15 a.m., two fatalities resulted from a crash between a tow truck and a sedan on southbound Crain Highway near westbound Maryland Route 32.

On March 13, at approximately 12:20 p.m., a single-vehicle accident occurred on Flat Iron Road in which one occupant was injured and transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

On March 14, shortly after 5:30 a.m., a multiple-vehicle crash occurred on I-95 in the area of MD Route 212 in Beltsville, resulting in one fatality.

On March 14, at approximately 10:16 a.m., a dump truck and a car collided in the 11000 block of Billingsley Road, resulting in 4 patients evaluated on the scene and two transported to UM Charles Regional Medical Center.

On March 14, at approximately 2:18 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on Point Lookout Road in the area of Hermanville Road, resulting in two patients transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

On March 16, 2023, at approximately 10:25 pm, a collision between two vehicles at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Spaulding Avenue resulted in one fatality.

Also, multiple motor vehicle accidents were reported that resulted in no injuries.

We urge all drivers to be cautious and alert while on the road to help prevent such accidents from occurring.

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  1. What did people expect when they passed the legalization of marijuana along with the lack of prosecuting those who get caught using while driving. I smell the use of marijuana while driving on our road ways two-fold. On a recent road trip I noticed people parked at gas stations taking a marijuana break after gassing up (at least their not smoking an driving lol). People who voted for this are to blame. We had enough airheads walking the streets but now it has become disgusting.

    1. You are correct. People used to be drunk and drive now they are either high and drive, drunk and drive or both. We expect the police to catch and prosecute but the courts let the offenders go.

    2. Ahahahaha blame it on weeed when the last time someone died from smoking weed LET ME KNOW ol SMART ONE

    3. Lmao… its not legal until July. And believe me alchohol and opiods on the road is what you need to worry about not MJ. I use to be on pain meds still should be but I have no intestines. They expected me to drive on morphine N oxy UMMM NO WAY. INSTEAD of being glad that I was responsible they were upset I didn’t take them all day.

    4. There are a lot of dumb posts on this site. This one has been placed in the running for dumbest of 2023. I don’t understand why people insist on showcasing their lack of knowledge and functional illiteracy for everyone to see.

  2. The increased use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. The law is toothless and not being enforced. People don’t take the law seriously. Even teenagers that are not supposed to be using them at
    all, are not afraid of being caught. I also smell marijuana coming from cars while driving all the time.

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