Route 2 Accident Friday Night Causes Injuries to Four People
Around 4 p.m. on Friday, a three car accident on Solomons Island Road near Southern High School caused major backups and sent four people to the hospital. spokesman Lt. Doyle Batten said that Timothy Alan Hartman of Mechanicsville was taken to the PoliceShock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life threatening injuries.
In addition, Mary Louise Phillips and Ralph Horell, both of Harwood, were also taken to Shock Trauma with serious injuries. Scott C McClelland of Huntingtown was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.
Traffic was closed in both directions during the rush hour period on Route 2 while police investigated and the accident was cleaned up.
Batten said that police investigators believe that a 2004 Ford F350 truck, driven by Hartman, was traveling south on Solomons Island Road when it came upon the 2006 Chrysler minivan driven by Phillips (Horell was the passenger) that was stopped to make a left turn into a driveway. The Ford rear-ended the minivan, pushing it into the northbound lane.
In the northbound lane, the minivan hit an oncoming 2012 GMC pickup truck, driven by McClelland. The Chrysler then came to rest in the northbound lanes of Solomons Island Road. The GMC came to rest in the yard of 4363 Solomons Island Road.
Batten said that investigators have not determined whether alcohol or speed played a role in the crash. They are asking that anyone with information regarding this accident call the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.