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Five people are now stable and recovering at area hospitals after a three-car collision Sunday morning on Route 2 in Sunderland.

According to a press release from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, police responded at 11:51 a.m. to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Lower Marlboro Road and Route 2 in Sunderland. Upon arrival, police said two victims of the crash were receiving CPR, and due to the severity of the crash, the sheriff’s office Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene.

Investigators learned a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt was heading north on Route 2 and was slowing to turn left onto Lower Marlboro Road. A 2003 Honda Accord was also heading north on Route and swerved to the left to avoid hitting the turning Cobalt. The Accord hit the Cobalt in the rear and the Accord continued into the southbound lane of Route 2, where it was struck head-on by a 2004 GMC Envoy. The Accord burst into flames after the collision. One of the victims in the Honda was rendered unconscious and was trapped in the vehicle. Police said three citizens were able to free the man from the burning vehicle by pulling him out of the passenger side window. The three occupants of the Honda were from Baltimore. The driver was flown to Med Star and the passengers were flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center. The occupants of the Envoy were from Sunderland. The driver of the Envoy was flown to Med Star and a 7-year-old girl, the granddaughter of the Envoy driver, was flown to Children’s Hospital. The occupants of the Cobalt were not injured, police said. At press time, police said all patients were stable. Dfc. E. Bradley is continuing the investigation.

ROB PERRY