LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 22, 2010)—Two St. Mary's County sheriff's deputies were injured on Tuesday in two unrelated vehicle accidents. Both deputies were sent to area hospitals and later released.
In one accident, Corporal Timothy Butler was off duty and riding his bicycle on Indian Bridge Road when he was struck by a 2008 GMC Sierra, driven by Terry Dale Blackburn, 63 of Lexington Park, according to police.
Butler was flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 to Baltimore Shock Trauma where he was treated and released. Blackburn was not injured in the collision.
Police say the accident is still under investigation and charges may be pending against Blackburn.
In the second accident, according to police, Sergeant Harold Young was traveling eastbound on Pegg Road in a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria when a 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by Carlton Eugene Baldwin, 26 of Lusby, was crossing Pegg Road from Lexington Drive and failed to yield the right-of-way. Baldwin's Explorer subsequently collided with Young's car.
Young was transported to St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance where he was treated and released. Baldwin was not injured in the collision.
Baldwin was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way.
"We would like to thank the community for their well wishes and support for our deputies and their families as they recover," said Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron in a press release.