Three Serious Accidents in Calvert in Recent Weeks - Southern Maryland Headline News

Three Serious Accidents in Calvert in Recent Weeks


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (October 13, 2010)—There were three serious accidents in Calvert County in recent weeks that left two dead and a pedestrian injured. The accidents, as reported by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, are summarized below.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: On September 30 at approximately 8:28 p.m., members of the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to H.G. Trueman Road at the Chesapeake Hills Golf Club for the report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival it was determined that the victim, Edward Collins Davenport, 58, of Lusby, was walking in the northbound lane of H.G. Trueman Road when he was struck by a 1996 Dodge Neon traveling northbound. Davenport was transported by ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital listed in stable condition. Davenport was transported to Washington Hospital Center for further evaluation. The driver of the Neon, Kena M. Gantt, 23 of Prince Frederick and a passenger, Lori Ann Jones, 49 of Port Republic, were both transported to St. Mary's Hospital with minor injuries. The investigation was handled by DFC C. Childress of the CRT.

George Albert Flinn, Jr., 32, of Temple Hills was charged with homicide by motor vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and numerous traffic related charges in connection with a 3 vehicle fatal accident in Calvert County on October 8. (Arrest photos)
George Albert Flinn, Jr., 32, of Temple Hills was charged with homicide by motor vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and numerous traffic related charges in connection with a 3 vehicle fatal accident in Calvert County on October 8. (Arrest photos)

ONE KILLED IN THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On October 8 at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Maryland Route 4 and Maryland Route 2 for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival it was determined that three vehicles had been involved in a crash in the northbound lanes of Maryland Route 4. The vehicles involved were a blue Honda Accord, a Gray Chevrolet HHR, and a maroon Toyota Camry. The blue Honda Accord was occupied solely by the driver, George Albert Flinn, Jr., 32, of Temple Hills. The Chevrolet HHR was occupied by the driver, Tammie Marie Page, 25, the passenger seat occupant, Sonja Gail Page, 57, and the rear seat passenger Wayne Elton Johnson, 63, all of Lothian. The Toyota Camry was occupied by the driver, Luciene Rodrigues Rosa, 27, and two young children, all of Owings.

Preliminary investigation revealed the blue Honda struck the rear of the Chevrolet HHR which was stationary at the red light controlling northbound traffic along Maryland Route 4 at the intersection with Maryland Route 2. After the initial impact, the Chevrolet HHR rotated in a counter-clockwise direction northwest from the point of impact and contacted the Camry that was stationary in the crossover waiting to turn left to travel north along Maryland Route 2. The rear of the Chevrolet HHR was damaged severely from the impact of the Honda.

Wayne Elton Johnson, who was seated in the rear seat of the HHR, sustained mortal trauma during the crash. The front seat occupants of the Chevrolet HHR were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital to be treated for their injuries. The occupants of the Toyota Camry were not injured.

Flinn, the driver of the Honda Accord, was injured and while EMS was working on him at the scene, numerous prescription pills were located in his sock. The illegal prescription pills were recovered on the scene. Flinn was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center (PGH) where he was treated for his injuries. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) responded to PGH and took blood from George Albert Flinn Jr. Upon Flinn's release from PGH, he was charged with homicide by motor vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and numerous traffic related charges.

ONE DEAD IN SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT: On October 1 at approximately 3:16 p.m., members of the Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) responded to the intersection of Cove Point Road and Beacon Way in Lusby for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle into a tree. br>
Preliminary investigation revealed the collision was a single vehicle and single occupant collision with a fixed object. A tan 1995 Chevrolet Caprice, operated by Joan Ardell Browning, 77, of Lusby, was traveling east on Cove Point Road approaching Beacon Way. In the area of Beacon Way, Cove Point Road makes a sweeping left turn. Browning failed to negotiate the left curve and the vehicle left the roadway onto the east bound shoulder. Upon leaving the roadway the vehicle collided with a tree causing front end damage.

Joan Ardell Browning was transported by MSP Trooper 7 to Prince George's Shock Trauma Center. Browning suffered mortal trauma during the collision and was pronounced dead by the medical staff of the PG Shock Trauma. Preliminary indication exists that the reason for Browning leaving the roadway is a medical emergency, however the cause remains under investigation and will not be finalized until an autopsy report is completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

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