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11-year-old girl dies in go-kart accident in Dunkirk

Dunkirk, MD - On Sunday, April 21 at approximately 11:15 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2300 block of Golf Club Drive, Dunkirk for a report of a crash involving a motorized go-cart.  Upon arrival, deputies and rescue personnel discovered an overturned go-cart with multiple patients on the scene.

A preliminary investigation by the Calvert Reconstruction Team revealed three juveniles were riding in a go-cart operated by an 11 year-old juvenile female.  The go-cart passengers were a 7-year-old juvenile male of Dunkirk and 12-year-old juvenile female of Frederick, MD.  The go-cart was being driven on the street and entered the cul-de-sac located in the 2300 block of Golf Club Drive. During a right turn maneuver the go-cart overturned on its left side ejecting the occupants.

The driver, the 11 year-old female, was transported to Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC by MSP Trooper 2 where she succumbed to her injuries sustained in the crash.  The 7 year-old male passenger was transported to Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC by MSP Trooper 7, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. He is listed in stable condition. The 12-year-old female passenger was treated for non-life threatening injuries on the scene and released.

The collision remains under investigation by Cpl. V. Bortchevsky of the Crash Reconstruction Team.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Cpl. V. Bortchevsky by email: vlad.bortchevsky@calvertcountymd.gov or by calling the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800.

The driver was subsequently identified by family as Addison Rose Donovan. She was a student at Windy Hill Middle School where she was active in the school's drama club. Funeral Services for Addison Rose Donovan will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in North Beach.

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