Motor Vehicle Collision - Morgnec Road, Chestertown
Monday, May 24, 2021
On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:48 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, along with multiple mutual aid companies, was dispatched for the Motor Vehicle Collision with Unknown Injuries, Morgnec Road (Maryland 291) between Maiden Lot Farm Lane & Perkins Hill Road. The precise location was the entrance into the old Campbell Soup property, now owned and occupied by Gillespie & Son Concrete.
Assistant Chief 3-1 with the Galena VFC, in the area on unrelated business, was the first to arrive. He reported a single vehicle crash - rollover with ejection of the single occupant… the driver. Due to the serious nature of the crash and the injuries the patient was presenting with, aviation was requested.
As our engine and crew assisted with patient care and hazard mitigation, Rescue Engine 4 (Kennedyville VFC) handled the helicopter Landing Zone, located immediately adjacent to the crash scene. The patient was airlifted by Maryland State Police Aviation to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland with serious, life-threatening injuries. As of late Thursday night, the patient’s condition is not known.
Morgnec Road (Maryland 291) was closed for approximately one (1) hour as the crash was investigated by the Maryland State Police. Kent County Fire Police personnel assumed responsibility for the closure.