Pickup, Horse-Drawn Buggy Crash Kills Girl, 12, in St. Mary’s County, MD

Pickup, Horse-Drawn Buggy Crash Kills Girl, 12, in St. Mary’s County, MD


10/05/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

St. Mary’s County, MD — A pickup truck struck a horse and buggy in St. Mary’s County Saturday, October 1, 2011, killing a 12-year-old girl. The fatal accident occurred before 7:40 a.m., at the intersection of Route 5 where Oaks Road turns into Mount Wolf Road in Charlotte, reported the Washington Post.

According to reports, the driver of the Amish buggy was trying to cross the intersection from Oaks Road to Mount Wolf Road when it had the green light. As the buggy was crossing the road, the light changed to red before the buggy could get all the way across.

A pickup truck, which was headed north on Route 5, attempted to cross the intersection on the green light without noticing the buggy still in the roadway. The truck, driven by Francis Jerome Brawner Jr., 31, of Waldorf, MD, subsequently hit the buggy.

The impact of the collision ejected both the driver and its two passengers from the buggy. Responding emergency crews transported all three buggy occupants to Civista Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Passenger Saloma Kathleen Stoltzfus, 12, did not survive the collision and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The remaining two victims were treated and released.

It was not reported if the horse was injured in the crash.

Preliminary investigations revealed no evidence that speed, alcohol or drugs contributed to the fatal crash.

If anyone has any information about the deadly wreck, you are asked to call 301-475-4200 ext. 9018.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Maryland wrongful death lawyers.

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