Prince Frederick Man Seriously Hurt in Single Vehicle Accident

By Staff Writers

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (November 1, 2010)—A Prince Frederick Man was sent to Baltimore Shock Trauma suffering from serious life threatening injuries after a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning. The man was identified as Joseph Wesley Raymond Hall, age 20. The accident occurred in the area of Leitches Wharf Road approximately one mile from Stoakley Road in Calvert County.

Police who responded to the accident found a 2006 Honda Civic resting against a tree. Hall was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The initial investigation by police determined Hall was traveling west on Leitches Wharf Road when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle began to skid across the double yellow center line and entered the east bound lane. The vehicle crossed the east bound lane, left the roadway and traveled onto the grassy shoulder on the south side. The vehicle's front driver's side bumper then struck a tree lying on the ground causing the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise. The vehicle then struck a large tree on the passenger side.

Police say the air bags deployed and Hall was seat-belted.

Police also determined that speed and alcohol are factors in the crash.

This is the second single vehicle accident in less than a week in Calvert County where a young man was seriously injured. A Huntingtown teen was sent to a Washington hospital after a serious accident on October 27. Speed was also determined to be a factor in the earlier accident. Coincidentally, both men were driving Honda Civics.

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the accident. Hall was flown out by a Maryland State Police helicopter. The investigation is being handled by DFC C. Fischer.

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