Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents

July 10, 2017

On Sunday, July 9, 2017 at approximately 6:40 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for the report of a single-vehicle crash.

Investigation revealed a passenger car was travelling south on Crain Highway when it left the roadway and struck a concrete barrier on Smallwood Drive West. The vehicle continued across Smallwood Drive West, struck another barrier, overturned, and came to rest in a grassy area near the southbound ramp from Smallwood Drive West onto Crain Highway.

The driver and sole occupant suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, and the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

On Friday, July 7, 2017,  at approximately 3:35 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of the St. Charles Parkway at Demarr Road in White Plains for the report of a crash.

Initial investigation revealed a Ford pickup truck towing a double-axle trailer with a front-end loader on board was travelling south on St. Charles Parkway north of Demarr Road. An SUV entered the intersection of Demarr Road and St. Charles Parkway. The truck struck the SUV in the driver’s side door. Both vehicles crossed into the northbound lanes of St. Charles Parkway.

The driver of the SUV was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.


3 Responses to Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents

  1. cheywolf on July 11, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Why are people in such a hurry to die? Seriously waiting a few more seconds to pull out will probably save your life. Was it worth it???

    • Mo on July 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      I see people pull out here all the time and then slow down and block the lane I am traveling in. I agree, if you can’t make it without impeding traffic, don’t enter the intersection.

      • Giggity on July 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        The truth is, Maryland drivers are among the worst I have ever encountered for lacking courtesy and common sense behind the wheel. It is absolutely amazing how many people pull out when it isn’t safe to do so, and then feel no need to accelerate. If there is a line of cars, I get it, but at least show a little bit of urgency in getting up to speed. But when there is one or 2 cars? Asinine to pull out. That is just one of the many many things wrong on the roads in the state of Maryland