UPDATE: Names Released in Early Morning California Accident

May 28, 2015


UPDATE:  The driver of the early morning accident has been identified as Daniel Shaw, age 19.  The pedestrian has been identified as Phillip Leo Harris, 51 of Great Mills, MD.  The investigation is continuing and we will provide updates as they become available.

5/28/15 @ 1:30 a.m.:  On Thursday, May 28, 2015, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Maryland State Police Trooper, M. Pitcher and Deputies from St. Mary’s County responded to Chancellors Run Road, in the area of Sayre Drive in California for a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

Police, fire and rescue crews arrived on scene to find a pedestrian, described a a male in his fifties, lying unresponsive in the left lane of Chancellors Run Road.

The pedestrian was later transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Trooper 7.

Trooper First Class, M. Pitcher performed Collision Reconstruction at the scene and is continuing the investigation.

The preliminary investigation indicated the pedestrian was illegally in roadway when he was struck by an older model Honda Civic LX, operated by a 19 year old male. The driver admitted to have had some alcohol prior to the accident.

A standardized field sobriety test was performed, and a road side breathalyzer test revealed a small amount of alcohol in the 19 year old’s system.

Police continue to investigate.


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23 Responses to UPDATE: Names Released in Early Morning California Accident

  1. Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 7:55 am

    What was in the system of the man who was hit? Was he crossing at a corner?

  2. dissident on May 28, 2015 at 9:48 am

    2nd in a row!

    • James Hitchcock on May 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

      There isn’t a crosswalk in that area… it is the Pedestrian’s fault.

  3. Christina on May 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Very sad. Surprising how messed up the car was from a person.

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Pretty sure you know what a deer does to a car, not surprising what a person would do. But I’m sure you already know that.

  4. fred50 on May 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Hopefully the police will find out who supplied him the alcohol or if he stole it then put him in jail. Second reported pedestrian hit in that area in a couple of weeks.

    • dissident on May 28, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      So you hope someone caught someone supplying him alcohol, but you don’t care if banks stole trillion of dollars from us. They got a slapped in face with a fine by our Government even they were found guilty. They don’t go to jail but the common people like you would go to jail if you didn’t paid your taxes. No wonder this justice is so messed up.

      • anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 10:43 pm

        Damm what are you talking about

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      ^^ You’re an idiot! ^^

  5. Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

    DUI and underage drinking, double whammy.

    • JT on May 30, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Wow you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about since the breathalyzer literally has stright zeros. If the driver was drunk, than they would have arrested him right there and they didn’t. He doesn’t even have any charges, just as it should be.

  6. Anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Let’s not all jump to conclusions here. Didn’t anyone see the post about how the man was illegally in the way of the driver? I wonder what he was doing at 1 in the morning…

  7. joe concern on May 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I knew the guy that was struck. Beem known to have a dringing problem. Let’s not judge

    • anonymous on May 28, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      I no Phil to .So What do him drinking have to do withhim getting hit by a car.Or was you there to witness him drinking that night.I hate when people get on here and type just because you no how to.Dont judge unless u was there to see him drinking thats all iam saying .PRAYING FOR U PHIL

      • Joe Concern on May 29, 2015 at 5:54 am

        I did not say he was drinking. I just pointed out he was no anel himself. People were crusifing the young man that just had a drink. That is a dark area of road he might had been wearing dark cloths. I point I was making was, get all the facts before you judge someone.

      • Anonymous on May 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

        You no Phil? Your spelling is bad and you should feel bad.

      • Joe on May 29, 2015 at 10:42 am

        No judgment, just facts. This criminal has had numerous run-ins with authorities. DUI, assault, etc.
        Following rules is just too hard for him, like walking in a crosswalk.

      • Christina on May 29, 2015 at 12:04 pm

        You may want to go back to school because obviously you don’t “no” (know) how to type yourself. And too, not to. What does, not what do. Were you there, not was you there…just to mention a few…”that’s all I’m sayin”.

  8. Anonymous on May 29, 2015 at 12:44 am

    I know Phil too. It doesn’t matter if he was drinking or not. The primary cause of the accident is Phil being illegally in the roadway. Obviously there were no crosswalks or pedestrian crossing in the area. If Phil was drinking, the alcohol would only be a contributing factor. My prayers are with you Phil. Get well soon.

    • anonymous on May 29, 2015 at 7:32 am

      O sh##t got a real police captain on here who cares if it was a crosswalk or not .How many times have you crossed the street with no crosswalk. O i forgot u a law abiding citizen.##police## snitch #

  9. Joe Concern on May 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    More important. Does anyone know how he is doing ? Ladt I heard, he was in stable condition

  10. Anonymous on May 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm


    • Anonymous on May 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Captain Obvious shoots, he scores!