UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle recently contacted TheBayNet.com to provide an update on all of the patient’s injuries, and the good news that all of them are now home recovering.
One female occupant, who had previously been reported to have been transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, was actually transported to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
The driver of the vehicle sustained a concussion, an injury to their spleen and injuries to their back.
The backseat passenger reportedly suffered a severe leg injury from the crash.
All people involved in the crash are reported to be home and trying to heal.
The driver who reached out also indicated what led to the crash in a statement:
“There was a deer that ran into the road that could not be seen due to the fact the grass in that area on the county part had not been cut in almost a month. Several people have called and make remarks about the grass in that area and others.”
AVENUE, Md. – On June 30, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a serious motor vehicle accident with at least two people trapped on Oakley Road, in the area of Gilbert Lane.
Crews arrived on the scene and found a single vehicle involved, which had overturned in the roadway.
A total of three patients were trapped in the van.
Firefighters removed the first two trapped occupants from the overturned vehicle by 8:44 a.m. and the third patient by 9:00 a.m.
EMS determined all three patients needed to be transported for additional treatment.
MEDEVAC was requested for the two patients. MSP Trooper 7 landed in a nearby field at 9:00 a.m., and transported both patients to Capital Region Trauma Center.
The third patient was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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