Driver of Box Truck Injured in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

May 16, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 8555 Kentucky Avenue and Charles Street, in La Plata for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a large vehicle.

While en-route to the scene, dispatch advised first responders that 911 callers reported it was a large box truck, off the roadway into a tree with the driver trapped.

Crews arrived on scene to find the box truck off the roadway into a tree, the single occupant was awake and breathing, but was heavily trapped in the vehicle. It took crews over 20 minutes to extricate the patient from the vehicle

All helicopters were down due to weather, one patient was transported from the scene by ground to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash and updates will be provided when they become available.

Photos courtesy of the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department.

5 Responses to Driver of Box Truck Injured in La Plata Motor Vehicle Accident

  1. Tommy on May 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    It’s a wonder there is more accidents on that road people drive 75 miles an hour in a 30 mile an hour speed limit

    • Speeders Kill on May 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Really! I see what you mean…

      Everyone knows that 65 MPH is plenty fast enough on that road.

      75 is just crazy.

  2. It'sMe on May 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Thank you Bel Alton fire department men and women!! Please know that you mean so much to everyone that you help and save.

    • Anonymous on May 18, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      That was hughesville that did the work getting them out. You can thank Bel Alton for the picture though.

  3. Free Speech Filter on May 21, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Watch out for the poison ivy!!

    (Only post that SoMD News net won’t censor)