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    Posted July 7, 2008 by
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    Edgewater, Maryland
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    Man Critical After Pickup Truck Crashes In To House In Maryland

     
    The driver of a pickup truck was critically injured in a crash that sent his truck into the side of a house at the intersection of Shoreham Beach Road and Waterview Drive in Edgewater., Maryland. An off duty fire department official was on his way home at about 9:30 PM when he spotted the wreck and called rescue units. The speeding Ford pickup truck had run off the road, into a sign, and flipped over spinning air bourne into the side wall of a two story house. The truck knocked out a large section of the the garage wall and struck a number of mechanics tool cabinets, ripping them apart and sending tools flying across the garage, according to one of the homes occupants, who also added that a Corvette in the garage was also damaged, but can be repaired. Upon impact, the driver of the pickup was ejected from his vehicle and was found laying among the debris. According to county Fire Department spokesman Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, the mans injuries were " critical and unstable". His truck rolled several times. He was flown to Prince Georges Hospital Center, he added. County fire officials have declared the garage area of the home unsafe and it will require major repair, but the occupants may continue to live in the home. None of the homes occupants were injured. One man living at the house said that he was more concerned about the injured driver than the damage to the house. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash, and there is no word yet as to why the vehicle was going so fast on a residential street ? The accident is under investigation by the Anne Arundel County Police Department, who have issued a press release stating that " Speed was a factor in the crash ". The press release can be viewed at the following web link : http://www.aacounty.org/Police/PressReleases/Resources/July_2008/AACOPD_PR_20080707-2.pdf. This is the police departments official site.
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