Motorcyclist Killed in Accident Involving Sheriff’s Deputy

August 16, 2012

On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 shortly after 8 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to a serious accident along the 4400 blk of Broomes Island Road in the area of Mackall Road in St. Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.

Police and rescue arrived on scene to discover a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office cruiser in the tree line just on the eastbound shoulder of Broomes Island Road.  A motorcycle was also located on the eastbound grassy shoulder of Broomes Island Road.

The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as William David Hammer Jr.,  31 year of North Beach, Md. Hammer was prounced deceased on the scene.

According to Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve Jones, the preliminary investigation revealed the following:

A 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Hammer, was traveling westbound on Broomes Island Road when Hammer lost control of the motorcycle and began to slide crossing the double yellow center line of Broomes Island Road. A Sheriff’s Office cruiser, a 2007 Dodge Charger, operated by DFC E. Bradley, was traveling eastbound on Broomes Island Road when the motorcycle crossed the center. The Kawasaki struck the Dodge on the front end. The area of impact was located near the eastbound fog line of Broomes Island Road.

DFC E. Bradley sustained minor injuries during the collision. DFC E. Bradley was transported to the Calvert Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released. Hammer was pronounced dead on the scene, and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed.

The Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting a complete investigation into the events that led up to the collision and is requesting that any information related to this investigation to be forwarded to Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of CRT at or 410-535-2800.

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