Monday, November 26, 2012
Ralph "Rafi" Montalvo remains in a medically-induced coma after a car accident on Thanksgiving evening.
A Navy football player is in critical condition after he was involved in a serious automobile accident on Thanksgiving night near his home in Miami, according to Navy Sports. Freshman Ralph "Rafi" Montalvo, Navy's third-string quarterback, was the passenger in a single-vehicle accident. He remains in a medically induced coma at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, according to Navy Sports. "He is improving every day and the entire Navy Football Brotherhood is praying for him and his family," said Scott Strasemeier, Navy's associate athletic director. Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo flew to Miami on Saturday to be with Montalvo and his family. Niumatalolo recently promoted Montalvo to third-string quarterback, according to Navy Sports…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A 64-year-old Annapolis man got his hand caught under the wheel of his car when it slipped off the jack, according to a fire department release.
A 64-year-old man's hand was crushed underneath his vehicle at 12:18 p.m. Thursday on Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Boulevard) and Godspell Way. "He was changing his tire, and evidently the jack slipped and his hand got caught under the wheel," said Annapolis Fire Department spokesman Tony Spencer. Annapolis firefighters stabilized the vehicle, and medics treated the man's hand at the scene before transporting him to the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Spencer said drivers should always make sure their car is on solid, level ground before operating a jack.
Friday, June 8, 2012
A 27-year-old woman suffered injuries Friday morning.
A motorist hit a 27-year-old woman at the corner of Forest Drive and Marda Lane just after 6 a.m. Friday, said city of Annapolis Fire Department spokesman Tony Spencer. Helicopter assistance was requested, but "because of the injuries and the time it would have taken for the helicopter arrive, the paramedics took her by ground transportation University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore," Spencer said. The extent and seriousness of her injuries is not known as this time.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The three-car accident that occurred on Thursday resulted in one person being seriously injured, according to a fire department official.
An accident snarled traffic during rush hour on U.S. Route 50 westbound on Thursday. At 5 p.m., an accident involving three cars on Route 50 near Maryland Route 450 stopped traffic while the Anne Arundel County Fire Department worked to free a motorist who was trapped in his vehicle, said Capt. James Rostek. A man believed to be around 54 years old sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries, Rostek said. The man was taken to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The other two drivers were not injured, according to Rostek. Around 7 p.m., the shoulder and left lane remained closed near the scene of the accident.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
An article in the Maryland Gazette on Saturday reported that Brian McDevitt, the Pasadena man who died in an accident earlier this year, had alcohol in his system and was excessively speeding.
Brian McDevitt, a Pasadena man whose death earlier this year incited hundreds of passionate comments on Patch, had alcohol in his system and was excessively speeding when the car he was driving hit another car on Fort Smallwood Road, according to the Maryland Gazette. McDevitt was the co-founder of Anne Arundel Breaking News and Events, a popular local Facebook page and web page. McDevitt, 32, was traveling between 99 and 113 mph at the time of the accident and had a blood-alcohol content of between .05 and .07 percent, according to documents obtained by the Gazette. The posted speed on the portion of Fort Smallwood Road where McDevitt crashed is 50 mph and Maryland law states that a motorist can be charged with driving under the influence…