A man died on Thursday, September 6, from injuries he received in a Maryland auto accident a week earlier.
James Wilson, age 53, succumbed to his injuries while under medical care at Baltimore Shock Trauma Center. He was a resident of Mount Airy.
Wilson was the passenger in a vehicle involved in a multiple-car crash in Montgomery County the afternoon of August 29. The driver was Wilson’s wife, 36-year-old Billie Jo Wilson of Mount Airy.
Billie Jo was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am northbound along Ridge Road, also known as Route 27, in Damascus. The accident happened around 2:30 PM when she attempted to pass a 2003 Crown Victoria owned by the Montgomery County police.
According to the off-duty police officer who was driving the unmarked cruiser, Billie Jo’s Grand Am approached him quickly from behind. As she attempted to move into the southbound lane to pass the slower vehicle, she accidentally clipped the fender of the officer’s vehicle.
She then lost control of her own vehicle, which crossed the southbound lane, ran off the road, and slammed into a fence and a nearby commercial building. When the car finally came to a stop, it was resting on its roof near the intersection of Kemptown Road (Route 80).
Both Wilsons were transported to the nearest shock trauma center for treatment of their injuries. Billie Jo is recovering, but her husband was not so fortunate and was pronounced dead about 10:00 PM on September 6. The police officer was not injured in the accident.
The Maryland accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Wilson couple during this tragic time.