Two Accidents in Charles: Police Cruiser and Lone Motorcyclist

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH INVOLVING CRUISER: On July 1 at 1:18 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s K9 Officer J. Freeman, 33, was traveling south on Old Washington Road in Waldorf, while responding to an emergency call with his lights and siren activated. A vehicle driven by Carisa Fantozzi Parson, 38, of Waldorf was traveling south in front of Officer Freeman’s cruiser and was slowing to turn left into a business located at 2242 Old Washington Road. Officer Freeman attempted to pass the Parson vehicle on the left utilizing the northbound lanes when the vehicles collided. Officer Freeman’s cruiser veered off the roadway, struck a utility pole, then a curb. Parson stopped her vehicle on the southbound shoulder of the road. Officer Freeman was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Parson was treated on the scene by EMS personnel and released. Officer Freeman’s K9 partner, Zeus, was uninjured. Officer S. Stanley of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating the crash.

MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On June 30 at 5:41 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 8400 block of Billingsley Road in White Plains for the report of a motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed Max Rodney Cayard, 35, of White Plains, was traveling east when he lost control while exiting a curve and was ejected. He was transported to Fort Washington Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Loose gravel on the roadway may have contributed to the crash. Cpl. R. Cadrette investigated.

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