Sudlersville crash leaves two se­ri­ously in­jured

Record Observer - - News -

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.

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