Two Separate Crashes in South County Leave Two Men with Serious Injuries
Two incidents in South County, one Thursday afternoon involving a car vs. bicycle and another overnight involving a single vehicle rollover have left two men with serious injuries.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff said that the first incident happened around 2 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Central Avenue in Davidsonville. This is in the area of Renditions Golf Course. In that incident, a 50-year-old man on a bicycle was involved in a crash with a Jeep. When emergency workers arrived on the scene, the cyclist was conscious and alert. He was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
In a separate incident, Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith said that police and fire were called to the scene of a single car crash on Muddy Creek Road just south of Deale Churchton Road around 11:43 p.m. Thursday. Smith said that a gray 1995 Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on Muddy Creek Road (Route 468) when it left the roadway and overturned. The driver, Patrick Grimes, 29, of Deale, was ejected from the vehicle.
Grimes sustained life-threatening injuries in teh crash and was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma by State Police helicopter. As of Friday morning, Smith said that Grimes is listed in serious by stable condition at the hospital.
Police said that there were two other occupants in the vehicle, neither of whom were injured in the crash. The Traffic Safety Division is investigating, and police believe that speed and alcohol may be factors in the crash.
Editor’s note: There are many leaves down in the roadway following last night’s windy conditions. When those leaves get a little wet, they can make for very slippery conditions. Please use caution and remind your young drivers to be extra careful. In addition, it is deer rutting season. Stay alert and be prepared to brake in areas where the deer are prevalent. Stay safe out there!