Two hurt in Route 213 crash
CHURCH HILL — Two drivers were injured Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 27 in a crash on state Route 213.
Church Hill and Chestertown volunteer fire companies responded shortly before 3 p.m. to a motor vehicle collision with entrapment on Route 213 in front of the Ramsey GMC dealership.
Units arrived to find two vehicles involved in a rearend type collision. During the collision, the vehicle struck from behind rotated into a secondary collision with the impacting vehicle. After sustaining severe damage, the impacting vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and got tangled up in the guardrail, as indicated by reports from the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company.
The driver of the rearended vehicle was able to get out of the vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was pinned within the vehicle. Crews from Church Hill and Chestertown volunteer fire companies worked together to remove the driver. Using hydraulic rescue tools, the driver’s door was removed, a relief cut placed in the floor and a dash roll executed. The patient was then removed from the vehicle to a waiting ambulance.
The patient was flown by Maryland State Police Aviation to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The driver of rear-ended vehicle was taken to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for evaluation.
Route 213 was briefly closed as a result of the crash.
In this photo, courtesy of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, units from Chestertown and Church Hill volunteer fire companies respond to a two-vehicle crash in front of Ramsey GMC on state Route 213 Nov. 27.