Sudlersville man dies of crash injuries
SUDLERSVILLE — A motorist whose car was struck at the intersection of state routes 300 and 290 died Oct. 2 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — nine days after the crash that also sent his wife to the hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene and has not been located, Maryland State Police reported Oct. 5.
Richard Alan Coleman, 84, of Sudlersville, was operating a 2009 Honda Accord eastbound on Route 300 at about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 when a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, traveling south on Route 290, allegedly failed to stop at the intersection stop sign, according to a Maryland State Police news release.
Alan Coleman and his passenger, Dorothy Elizabeth Coleman, 80, were trapped in the car, police said.
The driver of the other vehicle, which had Mississippi plates, was not identified. Witnesses at the scene told police that the male driver and his male passenger fled the scene on foot.
A state police helicopter transported Alan Coleman and Dorothy Coleman to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Additionally, a state police K-9 conducted a track in an attempt to locate the men who fled the scene.
The State Highway Administration also responded to the scene. The road was closed and traffic diverted for about four hours, according to police.
Dorothy Coleman has been discharged, a Shock Trauma spokesperson said Oct. 5.