Update – St. Leonard VFD
On March 19, 2 at approximately 1:08 p.m., the St. Leonard volunteers and surrounding companies were alerted to White Sands Drive and Route 2/4 for the serious auto accident.
Promptly, Engine 71 and Ambulance 78 responded. While en-route, the Calvert Emergency Communications Center updated responding units that it involved two commercial vehicles and one is possibly on fire. Company 7 units then arrived on scene shortly after to find a two vehicle rear-end collision involving a landscaping truck and fuel oil truck and two other vehicles and Engine 71 established the “White Sands” command.
Upon further investigation, units found no fire or entrapment and four patients were in need of medical attention. While Engine 71 secured the vehicles, Ambulance 78 consulted with a local trauma center who accepted one of the patients by aviation to their facility. Aviation and an additional BLS transport unit were then requested by command. Ultimately one patient was transported by MSP Trooper 7 to a local trauma facility and three others were transported by ground to a local hospital.
Engine 71 and Squad 3 then remained on scene to assist the tow truck operators with removing the vehicles involved and ensuring there was no additional fuel leakage. Company 7 units operated for approximately two hours.
Lusby, MD – Police advise that Route 2/4 is now open both northbound and southbound in the area of White Sands Drive. A spokesman at the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack confirms that there is still a residual backup. One motorist was flown to Prince George’s Hospital as a result of the two-vehicle crash. The MSP is conducting an investigation and a report is pending.
Update at 3:31 p.m.
Lusby, MD – The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office reports southbound Route 2/4 at White Sands is slowly moving with one lane opening up while Maryland State Police troopers continue to get vehicles out of the roadway.
UPDATE at 2:14 p.m.
Northbound Route 2/4 at White Sands is open but you can not turn into the White Sands subdivision. The southbound Route 2/4 shoulder is open to get into neighborhood.
Lusby, MD – At 1:24 p.m. the Calvert County Sheriff’s office reported northbound Route 2/4 at White Sands Drive is shut down due to an auto accident.
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