Sudlersville crash leaves two seriously injured
SUDLERSVILLE — On Saturday, Sept. 23, at approximately 6:30 p.m. troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of state Route 300 and state Route 290 in Sudlersville.
Upon arrival, troopers located a heavily damaged 2009 Honda Accord. Both occupants were trapped in the vehicle and appeared to be suffering from serious injuries, according to the report from investigating Tpr. Billbrough. The second vehicle, also heavily damaged, was a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, with Mississippi registration.
According to witnesses at the scene, both Hispanic male occupants of the Malibu exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, with injuries unknown. Maryland State Police aviation was requested to transport both occupants of the Honda to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center because of their age and extent of injuries. Reports indicate that MSP K9-24 also responded to conduct a track in an attempt to locate the fleeing suspects. The MSP Crash Team and State Highway Administration also responded.
According to reports, the preliminary investigation revealed the Honda Accord was traveling east on Route 300, when the Chevy Malibu, traveling south on Route 290 failed to stop at the intersection stop sign and collided with the Honda. This caused both elderly occupants of the Honda to become entrapped.
At the time of press release, Richard Alan Coleman, 84, the Honda’s driver, was listed in critical, but stable condition, and passenger Dorothy Elizabeth Coleman, 80, was listed in serious, but stable condition.
The accident report concludes additional evidence at the scene determined alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision. The roadway was closed and traffic diverted for about four hours.