Sheriff Evans Involved in Traffic Accident in Huntingtown

December 17, 2016

cal002On Friday, December 16, 2016, at approximately 6:10 p.m. Sheriff Mike Evans was operating his agency assigned Tahoe, travelling north along Maryland Rt. 261 in the area of Pond Woods Road in Huntingtown. As Sheriff Evans approached Pond Woods Road he observed a Toyota truck travelling eastbound on Pond Woods Road that was not going to stop at the stop sign. Sheriff Evans braked and turned to the right in an attempt to minimize the collision with the Toyota truck. The left front of Sheriff Evans vehicle contacted the Toyota truck in the passenger side door.

The Toyota truck was operated by Jack Rowland Abbott Jr. of Valley Lee in St. Mary’s County. Jack Abbott advised Sgt. Canning, the investigating deputy, that he was not familiar with the area and that he didn’t know that he had run a stop sign or that one was even present.

Sheriff Evans had four passengers in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash. The four passengers were a military family. The family had won an auction from Beach Elementary School where the Sheriff provided the family with dinner and a tour of the Sheriff’s Office and was returning the family home when the accident occurred.

EMS personnel from the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and assessed everyone involved. All of the airbags in Sheriff Evans Tahoe had deployed during the crash and all of the occupants were belted with the children being in booster seats.

Fortunately there were no injuries sustained during the crash.

Both vehicles involved in the crash were disabled and had to be towed from the scene.


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13 Responses to Sheriff Evans Involved in Traffic Accident in Huntingtown

  1. AliceW on December 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Talk about a high fidelity auction prize and the sheriff gave a real life defensive driving example when a St Mary’s County driver is in the neighborhood. Mr Abbott came by the stop sign running honestly from his home county where no one stops. But now I know we are supposed to remember where all the stop signs are as looking out the window is not required plus ignor all Tohoes.

    • Doc Johnson on December 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Please get an appointment with your primary care physician and ask him to reevaluate the meds you are taking. Please do it, before you post another rambling and confusing post on this site. Consider checking yourself into a treatment facility, before you do something stupider than your comments.

    • Sean on December 19, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Actually, I am a life long St. Marys resident and I agree.. we have a ton of morons now residing here who do not understand Red Lights, Stop signs or right of way skills.

      • Keep it Real on December 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm

        YOU Have to STOP on Right turn on RED, who would know? Time to add round-abouts like in Europe, still idiots won’t understand “that upside-down triangle-sign,” might as well hire 212 full time crossing guards.

        If there was a 1-800 Hotline to call people in (or Text or Send Video to) to the MVA and once a person has 25 complaints against them they gotta go redo the written driving test, if they get 50 they have to redo written and practical, 85 or more MVA Administrator needs to sit these people down and use like the “Progressive Snap Shot device” for 5 years.

        Because DRIVING is a PRIVILEGE not a RIGHT!!!

  2. Cheryl Cord on December 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    oh, come on. It was an accident, and thank goodness no one was hurt.

  3. Steve on December 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Stupid statement, I guess all St. Mary’s run stop signs. Get your head out of your butt. Lots of people run stop signs and most are lucky and then some are not. Thank God no one died or seriously injured.

  4. GW on December 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Nice expense of our tax dollars a LS Tahoe 35K, LT 40K,, and LTZ 50K, what happened to the day when the police drove police cars. Buy him an Escalade if this one is a total loss.

  5. Anonymous on December 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I wish that Sheriff Evans and crew would drive a more fuel efficient vehicles.

    • Sean on December 19, 2016 at 9:53 am

      That would help prevent crime…Maybe they could drive Toyota’s IQ, or Smartcars! Imagine all the first aid kits and emergency equipment they would no longer need to haul around. So when you are in a accident, bleeding out, just think, WOW..so glad that sheriffs office cars get 35 miles to a gallon, so much better then having life saving equipment to help me right now…

      • Keep it Real on December 20, 2016 at 2:06 am

        A Lug Wrench, a jack, narcan, a Shotgun or long rifle, and some evidence bags are the equipment most carry, not to include a couple of radios, a computer, and possibly a cage.

        NOW, thee Sheriff: only needs to carry around his pompous self, the rest is on his: hip (holster), arms (patches), chest (pocket fronts) and lapel (pins).

        I’m glad you believe in wasteful spending, you must not of understood what Eisenhower said, either way your towing a (YOUR) Party line, don’t think for Yourself! Atta boy! Follow in line!

        • Anonymous on December 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm

          The sheriff of Charles County has a nice big black Tahoe as well. Leading by example!!

          • Keep it Real on December 21, 2016 at 12:04 pm

            And the Pope rides in a Fiat, follow the example set by him!

  6. Anonymous on December 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Not being familiar with a road means you didn’t anticipate that curb ahead, not a stop sign.