On September 6, 2010 at approximately 7:45 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s units were responding to a personal injury motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and St. Jerome’s Road in Dameron.
Preliminary investigation reveals vehicle #1, a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria operated by Deputy Scott Ruest was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road behind vehicle #2 a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria operated by Dfc. Michael George. Vehicle #3, a 2003 Honda Odyssey, was unoccupied and parked in the lot of the Dameron Post Office. As units arrived on the scene vehicle #1 collided with vehicle #2 and subsequently struck vehicle #3.
Dfc. George was flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to Baltimore Shock Trauma. Deputy Ruest was transported via ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital. Both Deputies were treated and released from the hospitals.
The motor vehicle collision, as well as an agency internal investigation is on going.
“We are very fortunate the Deputies injuries were not as serious as originally believed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputies. We wish them both a speedy recovery.” (Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron)