Saturday Crashes in Davidsonville and Edgewater Leave Two with Life-Threatening Injuries

Two separate crashes on Saturday left two people with life-threatening injuries. The first happened around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Governors Bridge Road and Davidsonville Road (MD 424) in Davidsovnille. There, Timothy Josephy Humphrey, 30 was traveling southbound on Davidsonville Road on a 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster when a 2004 Toyota Avalon pulled out in front of him as it attempted to cross at the flashing light on Governor’s Bridge Road. Humphrey did not have time to stop and hit the driver’s side of the Toyota. This information comes from Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith.

Photo courtesy Anne Arundel County Police.

Photo courtesy Anne Arundel County Police.

Humphrey was subsequently ejected from the motorcycle onto the roadway. Smith said that the cause of the collision appears to be failure to yield the right of way on the part of the operator of the Toyota. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors in this crash.

Smith said that Humphrey was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center. He is listed in critical condition.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota, Peggy Armstead Minnis, 66, of Bowie and Frederick Minnis, 69, of Bowie, respectively, were both taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.

Humphrey was wearing non-compliant headgear, police said. Smith added that the investigation continues. The States Attorney’s Office will be consulted prior to any charges.

In the second incident, at the intersection of Welches Drive and Daisies Circle in Edgewater, police were called for a report of a single All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) incident. This intersection is in the neighborhood on the northwest quadrant adjacent to the Central Avenue (MD 214) and Solomons Island Road (MD 2) intersection. Smith said that this happened around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Police said that the ATV operator, a 17-year-old male who was not identified by name, was driving the vehicle north on Welches Road approaching Daisy Circle. He began to brake, but the left front tire went off the road and into the grass where the tire hit the tongues of trailers being stored on the property. The impact caused the ATV to overturn. The driver, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was ejected onto the roadway.

Maryland State Police helicopter transported the young man to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He is listed in critical condition, according to police.

Smith said that the cause of this incident was driver error and speed. The ATV, a 2014 Yamaha YFX-450R, is unregistered. Smith said that the operator was not licensed. Smith said that the investigation continues.

Editor’s Note: We seriously dislike these kinds of stories, and yet we report them regularly — especially during summer months. Please share the road with motorcyles and cyclists.


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