LEONARDTOWN, Md. (September 21, 2007) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department released the following incident report.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT: On Thursday night, September 20, 2007, at approximately 7:47 P.M., patrol units from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Poplar Ridge Road and Hillside Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned vehicle. When units arrived on the scene they found a Ford Explorer that had come to rest on it's driver's side and the operator had been ejected.
Collision reconstructionists were requested, responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. It was discovered that the Ford Explorer had been traveling north-bound on Poplar Ridge Road in the area of Peachtree Way when for an unknown reason it left the north-bound side of the roadway and entered into a ditch. The vehicle continued to travel in the ditch until it struck a culvert went airborne then struck the ground and overturned several times before coming to rest on the driver's side.
The driver was flown from the scene by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to Prince George's County Shock Trauma Unit where at the time of this press release she was listed in critical condition.