LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 27, 2008)—A minivan, driven by Benjamin Allen, 19, of Prince Frederick, struck from behind two bicyclists and an Amish horse and buggy trailering two canoes early Sunday morning in Leonardtown, according to the sheriff's office. The two cyclists, a 17 year-old boy from Leonardtown and a 17 year-old girl from Mechanicsville, along with Allen were transported to St. Mary's Hospital. Allen and the girl were treated and released. The boy was subsequently transported to the Washington Hospital Center where he is currently listed in fair/stable conditional.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:54 a.m. Police determined several Amish horse and buggies were stopped for the light at the intersection of Hollywood Road and Point Lookout Road. The last buggy was pulling a trailer containing two canoes. Two bicycles were behind the horse and buggies in the line. Allen's Ford Windstar collided with the two cyclists and the buggy trailering the canoes, which then struck a second horse and buggy.
The driver of the horse and buggy trailering the canoes, a 17 year-old boy from Mechanicsville, along with the passengers, 2 girls, both age 17, from Mechanicsville, and one 18 year-old boy from Mechanicsville, were not injured.
The driver of the second horse and buggy, a 17 year-old boy from Mechanicsville, and three female passengers, age 17 from Mechanicsville, age 17 from Hollywood, and age 18 from Mechanicsville, were also not injured.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the accident investigation.
Police say speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.
Police say their investigation is continuing.