Calvert: One Trapped in Car; Motorcyclist Perishes - Southern Maryland Headline News

Calvert: One Trapped in Car; Motorcyclist Perishes


CALIFORNIA, Md.—Police in Calvert County have reported two serious accidents that occurred in recent days. A motorcyclist perished in a single vehicle accident and a woman was trapped in her car for nearly an hour with downed electric wires on top of her vehicle. The accident involving the motorcyclist could have occurred up to a day prior to being discovered by a passerby.

Woman trapped

On Monday, October 29 at approximately 7:27 p.m., members from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team along with SMECO personnel responded to the area of Joy Road and Olivet Road in Lusby for a reported female subject trapped in her vehicle with downed live wires.

SMECO personnel arrived on the scene and de-energized all down power lines in the area. SOT members cut through trees across the roadway and pulled other trees out of the way to gain access to the woman. She was removed from danger and cleared medically by SOT personnel.

The victim was trapped for approximately one hour. She was escorted to her residence where she was reunited with her family.

Motorcyclist

On Friday, October 26 at approximately 10:16 a.m., a citizen contacted the Calvert County Control Center regarding a motorcycle and a white male located in the brush just off the roadway on Boyds Turn Road in the area of Three Brothers Way in Owings. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Bureau responded to the scene and summonsed assistance from the Crash Reconstruction Team.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was involved in a single vehicle collision and the white male was that of the operator, identified as David Humberto Pagan, a 57-year-old male of Sunderland. Pagan was pronounced dead at the scene.

From the evidence on the scene it was determined that the motorcycle, a 2002 Harley Davidson, was traveling north bound on Boyds Turn Road when it left the roadway exiting the south bound shoulder. The motorcycle and Pagan struck a utility pole located near the edge of the roadway and continued into the heavy brush and bushes. Due to the inconspicuous location of the motorcycle and the body they were not discovered until reported by the citizen, who was a passerby. From the information available to the investigators at this time it appears that the collision occurred sometime between October 25 at 7:15 p.m. and October 26 at 10:16 a.m.; however the investigators are still attempting to determine a more precise time of the event. It appears that speed was a contributing factor in this collision.

Pagan was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be performed in order to determine the cause of death. DFC E. Bradley of the Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation into the events that led up to the collision. Anyone with any information is asked to contact DFC E. Bradley at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at bradleea@co.cal.md.us.

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