A Frederick man died in a Maryland car accident on Tuesday, April 30 while attempting to push his disabled vehicle back onto Interstate 70.
Adam C. Gammon, 37, was fatally struck, and at least five others, including his two children, were injured in the multiple-vehicle accident in Hagerstown.
According to Maryland State Police, a tractor-trailer owned by Clouse Trucking Inc. in Pennsylvania was disabled along the eastbound side of the interstate just west of the Frederick County line. The company had sent a repairman to the scene, and his Dodge pickup truck was also stopped along the shoulder.
Meanwhile, Gammon was traveling eastbound on I-70 in his 2013 Chrysler 200 when the vehicle became disabled. Gammon was forced to stop just behind the two trucks.
In an attempt to get his vehicle back on the road, Gammon told his 12-year-old daughter, Macey, to steer the vehicle around the trucks while he and his 11-year-old son, Dylan, pushed the car.
Just as the Gammon’s car was reentering the slow lane of the interstate around 6:45 p.m., a 2012 Ford Taurus crashed into both the Chrysler and Gammon. The impact pushed the Chrysler forward into the two truck company workers who were standing by the disabled truck.
Gammon was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Macey and Dylan were taken to Meritus Medical Center; Macey suffered serious injuries, but both children are now home recovering.
The trucking company employees, 56-year-old Gary Kauffman of Hagerstown, and 60-year-old Edward Sechrist of Chambersburg, were also taken to the hospital, as was the driver of the Taurus, 36-year-old Guruprasad Bandekar.
Police are continuing to investigate the fatal Maryland car crash.
We express our sympathies to the family of Mr. Gammon and hope for a speedy recovery for all those injured in the accident.