A serious crash in Calvert County injured a deputy on October 26th, 2020 around 8 a.m. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Broomes Island Road and Chippingwood Drive, Port Republic, Maryland.
When the units arrived they found two vehicles off the paved part of Broomes Island Road. Both vehicles had front-end damages. One of the vehicles was a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office marked patrol cruiser.
The first investigation revealed that shortly before the collision Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol units were dispatched to a 911 call for a burglary in Port Republic, MD.
Two police units were going eastbound on Broomes Island Road responding to the call with emergency equipment on. As the Sheriff’s Office vehicle adjusted to the curve it lost control and got into the westbound lane of Broomes Island Road. The cruiser directly hit a Toyota Sienna van. The impact forced both vehicles from the roadway.
The Toyota van was being driven by thirty-eight-year-old April Lee Lyons, from Port Republic, MD. The Sheriff’s Office marked patrol cruiser was driven by twenty-two-year-old Deputy S. L. Stevens.
Lyons was taken by ambulance to PG Hospital Center Trauma Unit in a critical but stable condition. Deputy Stevens was taken to a local trauma center where she was listed in critical, but stable condition.
The police believe that the wet roadway was one of the main factors, including a driver error. The investigation continues.
If you have any additional information about this accident, the police ask you to call (410) 535-2800 or email them at [email protected]
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