Sheriff Cameron Struck by Fire Truck Roadside - Southern Maryland Headline News

Sheriff Cameron Struck by Fire Truck Roadside

Volunteer fireman charged with 3 traffic citations

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 23, 2015)—Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron was struck by a fire truck this morning as he was standing at the rear of a crashed vehicle speaking to the injured driver. Cameron was transported from the scene by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released around noon today. Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, described the extent of the injuries as abrasions and extreme soreness. No bones were broken.

Police say deputies responded to a reported motor vehicle collision with injuries on Pin Cushion Road in Leonardtown around 7:36 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies found a Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck left the roadway and struck a tree. The operator was suffering from a leg injury and was placed on the tailgate of her vehicle to elevate her leg while waiting for emergency medical personnel to arrive. Sheriff Cameron arrived on the scene to assist deputies and was standing to the rear of the truck speaking to the injured operator.

A fire truck operated by Kenneth Scully, age 61, of Company 1 Leonardtown, arrived on the scene. Sheriff Cameron was struck by the fire truck and was pinned between the fire truck and tailgate of the wrecked vehicle. As the fire truck continued to move forward, Cameron was thrown to the ground.

The case was reviewed with the Assistant State’s Attorney, Laura Caspar. As a result, Scully has been charged via citations for Negligent Driving ($280 fine and 3 points), Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision ($130 fine and 3 points), and Driver Failure to Exercise Due Care to Avoid Pedestrian Collision ($110 fine and 3 points). If Scully is unable to have any of the citations dismissed, 9 points on his record will earn him a suspension of his driver's license. (Note: fines and points are greater if the offense contributed to an accident. The numbers listed above make that assumption.)

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