Southern Md. Police Beat: Mini bike operator driving on road without lights killed

Maryland State Police Trooper 7 interior.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Maryland State Police Trooper 7 interior.



Sept. 13, 2014. — St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron has corrected the age of the deceased to 22 years old and still has not released the name of the man pending notification of next of kin.

CALIFORNIA, MD. (Sept. 12, 2014) — A man operating a mini-bike equipped with a motor on Town Creek Drive in California, Md., without the benefit of lights and wearing dark clothing, was struck by one motorist and when ejected was flattened by another.  In spite of the best efforts of the heroic Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad, Advanced Life Support Medics, Maryland State Police Medevac Trooper Seven and doctors at a trauma center — he died.

Police report that on September 11, 2014 at approximately 7:40 PM, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Town Creek Drive in the area of Dent Drive. The preliminary investigation conducted by Deputy Bowen indicated a male, age 31, wearing all dark clothing was operating a motorized minibike on Town Creek Drive without lights.

A Volkswagen passenger vehicle traveling on Town Creek Drive struck the minibike, ejecting the driver. A Chevrolet Suburban, traveling in the opposite direction on Town Creek Drive, then struck the driver pinning him under the vehicle. Fire and EMS extricated the driver and he was flown to an area hospital with life threatening injuries by MSP Trooper 7. Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

At approximately 2:00 AM, the Sheriff’s Office was notified the driver had died from his injuries. The name of the driver will be released pending notification of the next of kin.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office requests anyone who may have witnessed the accident, who has not already been interviewed, contact Corporal W. Watters at 301 475 4040.

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