St. Mary’s Col­lege of Md. pres­i­dent in­volved in car crash

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Com­mis­sioner urges driv­ers to slow down that Jor­dan was in a car ac­ci­dent the pre­vi­ous week, “hit by a red­light run­ner. Her car was just to­tally de­mol­ished.

She praised her BMW for what it did, the air bags, all of the res­traints. She had some fa­cial prob­lems and her right leg,” but she at­tended last Fri­day’s river con­cert at the col­lege.

“She was very for­tu­nate. You couldn’t even rec­og­nize the car, it was that badly dam­aged,” Guy said.

“Please pay at­ten­tion, there’s no sense in run­ning a red light,” he said. Slow down, watch what you’re do­ing. Pay at­ten­tion,” he said.

Jor­dan did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment this week, but a col­lege spokesper­son sent a state­ment via email con­firm­ing she was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent.

The col­lege pres­i­dent “was trans­ported to an area hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of mi­nor in­juries,” the email states. “She was re­leased later that day and is do­ing well. It is our un­der­stand­ing that the ac­ci­dent was caused when

St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land Pres­i­dent Tua­juanda Jor­dan was in­volved in a car crash on Mervell Dean Road on July 18 when an­other mo­torist al­legedly ran a red light. She was treated for mi­nor in­juries and re­leased later that day.

St. Mary’s County Com­mis­sion Pres­i­dent Randy Guy (R) said at Tues­day’s com­mis­sion­ers meet­ing

“Slow down. Take the pedal off the metal a lit­tle bit and slow down. Think about the per­son next to you. They want to get home too. We don’t need to make ev­ery­thing the Brick­yard 400 [car race] in St. Mary’s County ev­ery­day,” he said. an­other car failed to stop at a flash­ing red light.”

Com­mis­sioner Todd Mor­gan (R) ad­vised driv­ers on Route 235 to drive more care­fully.


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