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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to several car accidents that occurred last weekend, though none were attributed directly to the foggy conditions. At 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Dfc. W. Wells responded to the traffic signal on Route 4 at Cox Road in Huntingtown for a reported accident, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
A 56-year-old Huntingtown man said he had stopped his 2004 Honda van at a red light when he was hit from behind by a 1997 Ford Ranger pick-up truck, driven by a 27-year-old Huntingtown man.
The Ford was being driven at a low rate of speed so damage to both vehicles was minor. The Honda driver and one passenger, a 17-year-old girl, were taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, the press release states. A second passenger, a 52-year-old woman who had been seated in the front passenger seat, was taken by ambulance to Baltimore Trauma Center with minor injuries.
The driver of the Ford was cited for failure to reduce speed in dangerous weather and highway conditions and failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision.
At 7:45 p.m. Jan. 11, Dfc. J. Bell responded to the area of Golden West Way and Santa Rosa Road in Lusby for a single vehicle crash, according to the press release.
Deputies said a 1993 Chevrolet truck, driven by a 20-year-old Huntingtown man, skidded into a telephone pole and a cable box on a sharp turn. The driver was transported by ambulance to CMH with unknown injuries, the press release states.
On Jan. 13 at 6:12 p.m., a 1999 Pontiac was traveling north on Huntingtown Road when it approached a 90-degree turn and suddenly left the roadway, deputies said.
The vehicle hit an embankment, spun around and struck a tree with the rear driver’s side. The car overturned onto its roof and the driver, a 37-year-old Sunderland woman, was uninjured and refused medical treatment.
At 6:44 p.m. Jan. 13, Cpl. G. Shrawder responded to Route 4 at Main Street in Prince Frederick for a motor vehicle collision, according to the press release.
A 1997 Chevrolet driven by a 58-year-old man from Charlottesville, Va., crossed northbound Route 4 and was trying to turn left to go south on Route. 4 when he pulled into oncoming traffic and was struck by a 2012 Toyota four-door vehicle driven by a 22-year-old woman from Hollywood, Md.
An 82-year-old female passenger in the Chevrolet and the driver of the Toyota were both transported by ambulance to CMH with non-incapacitating injuries, the press release states. The 58-year-old man was cited for failure to yield right-of-way.