Charges Pending in Four Vehicle Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge

September 30, 2015

SAM_0225On Monday, September 28,2015, at approximately 7:55 am, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, fire and EMS personnel from the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on the Thomas Johnson Bridge.

The collision was reported serious with one subject trapped.

Upon arrival CCSO units observed four vehicles which had been involved in a collision with each other and came to rest in the South Bound lane.

  • The at fault vehicle was a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the vehicle was operated by Demetrick Nathrio Maddox.
  • The second vehicle was a 2015 Toyota SUV, operated by Michael Larry Williamson.
  • The third vehicle was a 2004 Honda passenger car, operated by Jennifer Lynn Dowell.
  • The fourth vehicle which had minimal damage was a 2014 Toyota SUV, operated by Jessica Lee Staelens.

Investigation and interviews of several witnesses determined that the 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer, operated by Maddox was traveling north on the TJ Bridge at a constant speed. For unknown reasons, Maddox crossed the solid yellow center line into the south bound lane of travel. Maddox first side swiped the 2014 Toytota SUV, ripping the driver side mirror from the vehicle. Maddox then continued into the south bound lane and struck the 2015 Toyota SUV in a head on type collision. The head on collision caused the 2015 Toyota SUV to be pushed backwards and on top of the vehicle directly behind it (2004 Honda passenger car).

All patients were treated by medical staff and released on scene after signing refusal forms, with the exception of Maddox, who was transferred to St. Marys Medstar to be further evaluated.

Charges are pending against the at fault driver.