Two St. Mary's College Students Critically Injured in Vehicle Accident - Southern Maryland Headline News

Two St. Mary's College Students Critically Injured in Vehicle Accident


College Student fails to yield right of way to oncoming SUV. Two critically injured and flown to Baltimore Trauma by MSP helicopters.

ST. JAMES, MD—On 10/09/2006 at 1505 hours, two St. Mary's College students were critically injured and one received minor injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Route 235 at Mattapany Road in St. James, Maryland.

The driver of a 1998 Ford Escort station wagon, Sean W Goerling age 18 of Laurel, MD was traveling eastbound on Mattapany road and attempted to turn left onto northbound MD Route 235. While crossing the southbound lane of Route 235, Goerling failed to yield the right of way to a southbound 1996 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Leonard L. Lozen age 60, of Valley Lee, MD. The Suburban struck the car on the driver's side of the vehicle in the intersection.

Critically injured in the collision were the driver's side rear passenger of the car, Alexandra Jiron age 20 of Silver Spring, MD, and the driver, Sean Goerling. Both individuals were flown to the Baltimore Trauma Center by Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopters Trooper 2 and Trooper 7.

The front seat passenger, Gina White age 19 of Eldersburg, MD received minor injuries and was treated and released from St. Mary's Hospital. The driver of the Suburban was not injured in the crash.

No contributing circumstances were uncovered on the part of the driver of the Chevrolet Suburban, Mr. Lozen.  Charges are pending the results of the investigation by SDFC David Corcoran and the St. Mary's County Collision Reconstruction Investigative Team.

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