Driver Flown to Trauma Center After Striking Tree in California During Rush Hour

June 1, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the My Eye Doctor on Three Notch Road and First Colony Boulevard, in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident.

Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle off the roadway and into a tree, with the driver/single occupant trapped.

Firefighters from Bay District and Solomons Volunteer Fire Department extricated the patient in approximately 20 minutes.

The adult male patient was transported by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to an area trauma center.

38 Responses to Driver Flown to Trauma Center After Striking Tree in California During Rush Hour

  1. Anonymous on June 1, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Why are these trees keep jumping in front of vehicles ? This marks the second tree that has done that this year in the same area. Is it a trained tree by the Vision Center to get people in to have their eyes checked ?

    • Anonymous on June 2, 2019 at 4:51 am

      Absolutely rude, maybe you should visit the “vision center” to help you finally see the light out of your ass.

      • Anonymous on June 2, 2019 at 8:21 am

        Maybe you need to take a class in sarcasm. It’s a joke. Get your panties out of the crack of your ass and lighten up. How do you even able to talk and see with you head up your ass ?

      • Anonymous on June 2, 2019 at 9:17 pm

        Rude? Truth hurt? This is clearly negligence on the drivers part.

      • anonymous on June 3, 2019 at 7:24 am

        You must be one of those marshmallows that gets offended over NOTHING. The person was only kidding…lighten up OMG! haahhaha The person was probably not paying attention because its rush hour so I am sure there were numerous cars on the road. Pay attention, don’t ride someone a** and it may of not happened. Give me a break

      • exrep on June 3, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        I totally believe him, these idiots keep saying the same story that this tree just up and jumped in front of them

      • exrep on June 5, 2019 at 4:14 pm

        when somebody dose that they deserve rude comments

    • Remington on June 3, 2019 at 7:36 am

      Texting is more important than driving. 95% of all of these accidents are caused by distracted driving by cell phone.

      • Idiot^^^ on June 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm

        95% huh? Idiot.

    • Beans on June 8, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Lmao I was wondering the same damn thing! Guess these trees really are lethal they’re out to get us! ‍♀️‍♀️

  2. Woger on June 1, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Whew, I just made it!

  3. Star on June 1, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Gods speed for a recovery. So sorry this happened to you my friend.

    • Anonymous on June 2, 2019 at 9:56 am

      My brother in law was the person whom was in the head on accident, with a tree on 3 Notch Rd in California, Md. Kenny has no memory of the accident and is in ICU. I’m trying to piece together how Kenny ended up in this unbelievable accident….thanks so much for helping us fill in the blanks

      • Lisa Jones on June 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

        I worked with Ken and Debbie for many years and love them both. I’m so sorry to hear about this and the whole office is in prayer for his recovery. Ken is a great guy and loved my everyone.

        All of these cruel comments (which are NOT funny at all) should not be responded too. The Devil is always slimy but God has the final say so.

      • Anonymous on June 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm

        Check his phone activity just prior to the accident.

      • Bill on June 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm

        Not sure why you say unbeievable. Driving distracted followed a “moment of clarity” when you realize that the traffic ahead of you ins’t going 50 anymore. Like with deer, the instictive reaction is to jerk the wheel to avoid the obvious crash. Perfectly believeable. Happens all the time. Maybe you think there’s some other explanation that alleviates him from responsibliity. While possible, it has pretty low probability. Daydreaming, cell phone, who knows.

      • exrep on June 3, 2019 at 2:57 pm

        yup those trees are slithery animals

      • Wiggy on June 3, 2019 at 5:43 pm

        What? I don’t understand your comment or how their post helped you “fill in the blanks.”

        • Perplexed on June 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

          Thanks for posting Wiggy, at least I’m not the only one…

  4. Concerned Citizen on June 2, 2019 at 8:06 am

    This is the fourth near fatal accident on Route 235 involving one of these roadside trees in the past six months. The trees have grown too large to be this close to traffic traveling at 50+ MPH and MD DoT needs to cut them down and replace with “semi-soft” vegetation (crape myrtle or other bushy trees) that will slow a vehicle rather than stop it instantly.

    MD DoT take note any fatalities are on you for planting the wrong vegetation and allowing it to remain within 4 feet of the traffic lane.

    • Anonymous on June 3, 2019 at 11:07 am

      And if there was no tree there he would have crossed the median and hit someone else head on.

    • Anonymous on June 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Well, the speed limit is 45 mph. The trees in the center has nothing to do with these accidents.
      Do your research. Trees are good. I
      The clean the air and reduces the heat on the roads. If you are having problems staying between the lines. Maybe you should turn your license in and stop driving.

    • Seriously on June 3, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      OR(!)…or, hold drivers responsible for their ‘supposed’ driving skills. Maybe Kenny needs to have a re-test for driving when he gets better. ‘bushy trees’ do not stop a vehicle from careening into oncoming traffic once an inattentive driver crosses the island/ median. Hope he recovers and becomes a better driver.

    • Wiggy on June 3, 2019 at 5:41 pm

      No thanks. I’d rather have the trees there to STOP someone. Slowing them down won’t STOP someone from coming into opposing lanes. There is nothing wrong with the trees or the roads, only the drivers on the roads.

    • Anonymous on June 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      WTF are you thinking? It’s DoT’s fault if someone dies in an accident that most likely was due to the DRIVER? I’m guessing you are one of those people that doesn’t understand the definition of accountability or personal responsibility. You are a complete idiot.

    • Beans on June 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      Well the speed limit on the road is 45mph! If you’re driving distracted, and or SOMEONE cuts you off and you’re trying to avoid hitting the other person instead endangered your self, these trees have nothing to do with PEOPLE BEHIND THE WHEEL!

  5. Pati on June 2, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    If anyone has any information on this horrific accident,the driver doesn’t remember….thanks so much

    • Anonymous on June 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Check his phone history…and have him tested for siezures/ diabetes/ fainting spells.

    • exrep on June 3, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      I concur the tree jump into his path and caused this smack down

  6. Inquiring minds on June 3, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Who is your friend, and what happened to them? ‘Cause it would appear they were not paying attention, left the road and hit a tree…much like the individual that removed a light pole in front of bldg 2272 on the base last week. How else does one hop a curb, get up on an island and smack a stationary object?

  7. A Friend of Ken's on June 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Perhaps he had a medical situation that caused him to go off the road. Maybe someone cut him off. There could be lots of reasons besides not paying attention. Have a heart. Good grief.

    • The REAL Truth on June 4, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      The ole’ “medical situation” excuse huh?

      The only medical problem he probably had was temporary lowering of IQ due to making the decision to use his cell phone instead of watching the road!

  8. The REAL Truth on June 4, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    When the cops ask me “How did this accident happen?” I would much rather say “I have no memory of it.” instead of “Reading a text” or “Checking my email.” Works out better that way… for insurance purposes ya know?

  9. Truthteller on June 4, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    You are some real ignorant, dumb mf’rs , you have no clue what happend. It could have been anything, maybe he had a seizure passed out or any other medical issue. Don’t sit here and say he wasn’t paying attention or texting when you DON’T KNOW. IDIOTS!

    • Bill on June 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

      And neither do you. See, when you lack data, you can make an educated geusses based on what you do know. And we do know that the number of people who crash due to seizures or other medical issues is pretty damn samll. We also know that distracted driving is a pretty huge deal, accounting for a large numnber of crashes.

      When a plant is tipped over in your house, you don’t assume a racoon entered through your doggie door and did it, you assume the dog did it. Becuase it’s far more likely the dog did do it. Thats what people are doing here, drawing a conclusion based on the probabilities.

  10. Spitfire on June 5, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Is there a legitimate update to this accident? I waited quite a while via commuting to Hollywood. One, while EMS was responding and two, while we all funneled to the right hand lane like damn cattle. What a nightmare. I nearly got run over by a truck with at least a 6″ lift. My entire vehicle could have fit underneath his wheel well. Luckily, I have a big mouth with a NY attitude that kept him from making me his next victim. Everybody is in a big hurry to go where? Two vehicles past the one that you just cut off??? FML

  11. Peoplesuck on June 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    The responses on here are just plain ignorant! The gentlemen who was driving that vehicle is my brother in laws father and for EVERYONES INFORMATION he was headed to his grandsons graduation when this occured. It WAS a medical situation. He wasn’t distracted by a cell phone or riding anyone ass. So instead of all the neagativity lets be thankful he is alive and no one else was hurt in what could have been way worse. You know what they say about people who assume…..

  12. Gndhog on June 9, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks Peoplesuck for at least shedding SOME light on the true circumstance. Among all the other blather on this site I find NO FACTS of the incident. Was he headed north or southbound ?? Did any of the news media get a Police comment on how the accident occurred ?