VIDEO: Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Ridge That Sent Driver to Trauma Center

September 27, 2019

UPDATE 9/27/2019 @ 11:40 a.m.: On Sept. 27, 2019 at approximately 12:19 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge for the report of a single motor vehicle collision.

The operator of the vehicle was located at the scene trapped inside with possible incapacitating injuries and was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2003 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, operated by Adam Patrick Norris, 22 of Ridge, was traveling south on Point Lookout Road in the area of Clark Hilltop Lane when the vehicle left the roadway and traveled down an embankment, striking a telephone pole. The crash caused the operator (and sole occupant) to become trapped in the vehicle.

The operator received medical treatment at an area trauma center and is in stable condition.

At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or events leading to the crash that have not already provided a statement are asked to contact Cpl. Vincent Pontorno at 301-475-4200, ext. *2337 or email [email protected].

9/27/2019: On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 12:25 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fox Haven Lane in Ridge, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a truck into a pole.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a pick-up truck off the roadway with one adult male trapped in the cab of the truck. He was conscious and talking to first responders on the scene.

Witnesses reported hearing a male and female arguing minutes before the crash. Personnel on the scene used  flashlights and thermal imaging cameras for over 30 minutes to search the surrounding area for the female, but were unable to be locate anyone in the area.

The male was transported by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to an area trauma center with serious injuries.

Firefighters extricated the patient in approximately 10 minutes.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to investigate the crash.

Updates will be provided when they become available.