Saturday, November 17, 2012
An ATV accident off Chesterfield Road in Annapolis sent a 70-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy to the hospital.
A 70-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy were taken to the hospital after an ATV they were riding on slid down a 40-foot embankment and crashed. Capt. Mike Pfaltzgraff of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said paramedics responded to the crash, which was a quarter-mile in the woods from the 1000 block of Chesterfield Road, at about 2 p.m. First responders took approximately 30 minutes to bring the man and the boy up the hill using a technical rope rescue. "You could probably walk up and down the incline, but you couldn't carry a patient that was immobilized," Pfaltzgraff said. "The incline was too steep." A Maryland State Police helicopter flew the man to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore with serious but not life-threatening …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A two-vehicle collision on Route 50 and Jennifer Road sends one person to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
One person was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in critical condition from a two-vehicle crash on Route 50 Wednesday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Emergency crews responded to a crash at Route 50 and Jennifer Road just before 6 a.m., said Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff. He did not have additional details on the victims, including age and gender of the injured person. State police merged westbound traffic on Route 50 down to one lane after the accident, according to The Capital Gazette.
Monday, November 5, 2012
A crew member aboard a boat in the Severn River suffered a head, neck and back injury, according to a press release from the coast guard.
Coastal emergency agencies were dispatched Saturday to rescue a 64-year-old boater who had been injured while on a sailboat in the mouth of the Severn River, according to a press release from the coast guard. The US Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Anne Arundel County Fire Department all helped assist in a rescue on the sailboat Joe Joe Bean, which had radioed for help at about noon Saturday. One of its crewmembers had suffered a head, neck and back injury, according to the release. “It was clear the man needed more advanced medical care. At that point, I made the decision to take over with the aid," said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Whitlow. Whitlow remained aboard the sailboat, …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
At least two people have been transported to University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center.
Three people were injured when a vehicle rolled over in the 1400 block of Forest Drive near Annapolis Middle School on Saturday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Emergency responders transported a 47-year-old man by ambulance and an unidentified person by helicopter to University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, said Battalion Chief Steve Thompson. The man suffered critical but not life-threatening injuries, Thompson said. The condition of the third person is not known at this time. Patch will update this story as it develops. To get the news as soon as it breaks, follow Patch onFacebook and Twitter.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Santiago Lopez, 50, of Annapolis, died Wednesday while clearing trees from a home in Broadneck after Sandy.
An Annapolis man, who was cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, died when a tree fell on him Wednesday. Santiago Lopez, 50, of Annapolis, was working as a contractor at a home in the 1600 block of Homewood Road in Broadneck on Wednesday, clearing debris from Sandy's aftermath. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident before emergency workers could arrive, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Anne Arundel County police said Lopez's family confirmed his identity. A native of Mexico, Lopez worked for W.D. Olsen Tree Care, an Annapolis-based tree removal service. ABC 2 News in Baltimore reported that Lopez was working with his son at the time, who witnessed the accident.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Former firefighters volunteer to support police and fire departments around the county with coffee, Gatorade and hot meals.
When a fire breaks out in Anne Arundel County, Bertha Saghy is ready. She breaks out her phone and alerts her team. They rush to the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department in Glen Burnie, jump on the truck and go. "We're almost always stocked," Saghy said. "Sometimes the Jeep will have to stop and pickup hot dogs or buns." Saghy and her team are known as the Anne Arundel Alarmers, a volunteer canteen unit that provides food and refreshments for firefighters and police officers. The nonprofit started on a cold night in January 1958, according to its website. Al Brandt, George Lord and Harry Arrow noticed firefighters working on a fire at the A&P store on Crain Highway kept walking to area stores for hot coffee and a quick break. The men that …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Route 50 and Interstate 97 in Annapolis, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
UPDATE (7:40 p.m.)—Seven people were transported to area hospitals when an SUV pulling a trailer overturned at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 665 around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Route 665 and the Route 50 ramp closed for about an hour after the Ford Expedition carrying seven people overturned, according to Maryland State Police. One person was flown by helicopter with serious, but not life-threatening injuries to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, said Lt. Cliff Kooser of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Another person was transported with serious, but not life-threatening injuries to Shock Trauma by ambulance. A 17-year-old was flown by helicopter to John Hopkins Pediatric Emergency Center with serious but not …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Three members of the Anne Arundel County Council spent the day rescuing dummies, cutting open cars and putting out fires as part of Fire Ops 101 class.
In a dark, smoke-filled building, County Councilman Jerry Walker crawled across the floor. Drenched in sweat, he heard the fire crackle but couldn't see it burning as he groped for the edges of the room. Finally, Walker's hands locked on the 125-pound rescue dummy, and he helped carry it to safety. "It felt like twice that," Walker said. "I can't imagine carrying out a guy like myself who is 250 pounds." Walker and two other council members saved mannequins, manned fire hoses and cut open cars as part of an educational class with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department at its Millersville training facility Friday. Fire Ops 10 marked the first time county firefighters have hosted a class for lawmakers, but the idea came from similar events …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Paramedics transported one person to the hospital in critical condition.
A car crash involving two vehicles on eastbound Route 50 at Route 665 sent one person to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Lt. Cliff Kooser of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The accident occured on Friday at approximately 4:00 p.m. A helicopter was called out for transport, but Kooser said that was canceled when the patient went into trauma arrest—a condition where the heart and lungs cease to function due to a trauma. The person was transported in an ambulance to Anne Arundel County Medical Center in critical condition. It is not known at this time whether the person or persons in the other car will require medical treatment, Kooser said. Patch will update this story as it develops. Check back later. For up …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Police said all 10 passengers aboard a motorboat that struck a pylon of the Bay Bridge on Saturday appeared to be intoxicated.
Police said they suspect that not one of the 10 people they rescued off a boat that crashed into a pylon of the Bay Bridge on Saturday night was sober, according to CBS Baltimore. The Department of Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a call around 9 p.m. on Saturday for a boat that struck a rock piling near the center span of the bridge. One person sustained a minor head injury and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson told Patch on Sunday. The other nine passengers were unhurt and taken to Sandy Point State Park. DNR Police escorted everyone from the boat—even though it only sustained minor damage—because they suspected all the passengers were too …