CHESTERTOWN — No charges were filed following investigation of a collision of a rescue vehicle and a motor vehicle Oct. 4 on Washington Avenue at the intersection of Brown Street.
The driver of the motor vehicle, identified as Brian Black, was transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.
The crash occurred shortly after 8 p.m.
Black, 67, Chestertown, was operating a 2006 Cadillac and Daniel Menchey, 34, Worton, was operating a 1992 Pierce Lance rescue vehicle from the Betterton Volunteer Fire Company, police reported.
The unit was responding to a watercraft in distress incident near Cliffs City.
The Betterton rescue truck was traveling down Washington Avenue behind the Cadillac.
Black told police he did not hear the rescue vehicle’s siren and that is why he did not pull off to the side of the road.
Instead, he tried to make a left-hand turn on to Brown Street.
Menchey, operating the rescue truck, told police he thought the car was going to pull over to the right so he tried to pass the car on its left side. Subsequently, Menchey swerved in an attempt to avoid striking Black’s car, according to police.
The rescue truck struck the Cadillac and then traveled into the yard of a residence on Washington Avenue. Menchey was not injured.
Police said the Cadillac was towed from the scene.
Kent County Sheriff
CHESTERTOWN — Jose Miguel Lopez Chilel, 31, Marydel, on Oct. 7, was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol; and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
He also was charged with failure to avoid projecting a glaring light within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle; and failure to display registration card upon demand. He was released on personal recognizance.
DFC Scott W. Lockerman conducted the traffic stop at 2:16 a.m. on High Street at Cross Street.