Posted on Mar 08, 2013

Four people suffered injuries after a multiple-vehicle Maryland car accident the evening of Friday, February 22. The chain-reaction car crash occurred along Solomons Island Road, also known as Route 2, in Anne Arundel County.

According to Anne Arundel County Police, Timothy Hartman of Mechanicsville was traveling southbound on Solomons Island Road in his 2004 Ford F350 pickup truck around 4:00 p.m.

As he neared Harwood Road, Hartman failed to notice a 2006 Chrysler minivan stopping in front of him to turn left into a driveway.

When Hartman hit the minivan, its driver, Mary Phillips of Harwood, lost control of her vehicle. The minivan started spinning out of control and crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.

The out-of-control minivan then hit a northbound 2012 GMC pickup truck that was driven by Scott McClelland of Huntingtown. McClelland tried to avoid the crash but clipped the front end of the minivan.

Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and rushed Hartman to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was battling life-threatening injuries.

Phillips and her passenger, Ralph Horrell of Harwood, were both taken to the shock trauma center as well. They both suffered serious injuries but were expected to survive.

McClelland was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

According to a preliminary investigation, Hartman failed to stop in time to avoid rear-ending the minivan. The impact of the crash forced the minivan into the path of the GMC. It is unclear at this time whether alcohol or excessive speed were factors in the Maryland car crash.

We extend our condolences to the families affected by this accident.

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