Sher­iff suf­fers mi­nor in­juries in crash

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By ANDREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com

Charles County Sher­iff Troy Berry (D) was in­volved in a se­ri­ous car ac­ci­dent on Fri­day and was taken to the hospital in an am­bu­lance, though both driver’s only suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

Berry was trav­el­ing in the La Plata area when the other mo­torist turned at the in­ter­sec­tion of Rose- wick Road and Wash­ing­ton Av­enue and re­port­edly failed to yield the right-of-way to him, caus­ing the ac­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

“The other driver and I were very for­tu­nate [in] sus­tain­ing mi­nor in­juries,” Berry wrote in a Face­book post. “I am truly grate­ful

and blessed by God’s pro­tec­tion. I want to thank ev­ery­one for their thoughts and prayers for all in­volved. Also, thanks to all the emer­gency re­spon­ders, Mary­land State Police, Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice & Charles County Vol­un­teer Fire and Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices.”

Berry shared the crash photo on his Face­book page as many con­cerned cit­i­zens ex­pressed their relief.

“Sher­iff Troy D. Berry, as a part of La Plata United Methodist Church’s pro­gram to pray for ev­ery of­fi­cer of CCSO, I am priv­i­leged to be the one pray­ing for you ev­ery day,” com­mented Bruce A. Jones. “I am so grate­ful that God has spared you of se­ri­ous in­jury. I will pray for your com­plete heal­ing, even the in­ter­nal aches, twists and strains. Praise God that you are well and whole. Amen.”

The sher­iff was back to work on Mon­day, though his shoul­der was still suf­fer­ing from sore­ness.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHARLES COUNTY SHER­IFF’S OF­FICE

Sher­iff Troy Berry (D) and the other driver suf­fered mi­nor in­juries af­ter col­lid­ing in the La Plata area on Fri­day.

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