UPDATE: Press Release in on Accident:
On August 17 at approximately 8:16 p.m. Deputies responded to Golden Beach Road at Sky View Drive in Mechanicsville for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed Michael Walther, 23 of Mechanicsville was operating a 2004 Kawasaki, Prairie 700 ATV northbound on Sky View Road. Robert Blake, 27 of Montgomery Village was the passenger. Thomas Boarman, 82 of Mechanicsville was operating a 1998 Ford Windstar eastbound on Golden Beach Road.
Walther failed to stop his vehicle at the stop sign and pulled into the path of Boarman’s vehicle. Boarman’s vehicle collided with Walther’s vehicle. After the initial impact, Walther’s vehicle exited the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, ejecting the driver and passenger.
Walther and Blake were flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter, Trooper 7 to Prince George’s Shock Trauma. Boarman was flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter, Trooper 2 to Prince George’s Shock Trauma.
The Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the accident scene and is continuing the investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Corporal Doug Mills at (301) 475-4200 extension 1984.
The following story and pictures accompanying this article are courtsey of the Mechanicsville VFD:
At 8:19 p.m. on August 17, emergency units responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of 39930 Golden Beach Road involving a ATV and passenger car. As the units were heading to the scene, information was relayed of possible entrapment and Charles County emergency units also responded.
St. Mary's Sheriffs units arrived and were advised that there were two victims with serious injuries and a total of three patients. Rescue Squad 2 arrived to find a minivan on its roof and an ATV involved with Chief 2A establishing the Golden Beach Road Command.
Firefighters stabilized the overturned vehicle and immediately began patient care, finding two with serious injuries. Command requested two medevacs for two Category "A" patients. With confirmation on three injured, Charles Ambulance 158 was placed in service and Engine 24 responded to Station 22 to establish the landing site for the inbound helicopters.
EMS sector requested that the third victim be medevaced as a Category "B" and a third helicopter was requested bringing U.S. Park Eagle 1. A second landing site was set up at the Express Care on Market Drive, which was handled by Tanker 2 and Brush 2.
After an assessment was completed by one of the flight medics the third patient was downgraded and Eagle 1 was cancelled as Trooper 7 would take two of the patients. Troopers 7 and 2 flew all three patients to Prince George's General. Rescue Squad 2 remained on the scene to provide scene lighting for the accident reconstruction team. Units operated on the incident for three hours and thirty minutes.
Photos provided by Mechanicsville V.F.D.