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UPDATE 3/16/2018 1:10 p.m.- The driver of the ambulance was charged with Failure to Yield right of way.
Charge No: 1 Statute Code: TA.21.404.B
Charge Description: DRIVER FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY CROSSING HWY. FROM PRIVATE ROAD
Speed Limit: 0
Recorded Speed: 0
Location Stopped: RTE 235 @ RESCUE LANE
Probable Cause Indicator: No
Contributed to Accident: No
Personal Injury: Yes
Property Damage: No
Mandatory Court Appearance: No
Fine Amount Owed:$110.00
Vehicle Description: 08GMC 14 WHITE TK
Contributed to Accident: Personal Injury: Yes
(HOLLYWOOD, Md.) — A Maryland state trooper and two others were injured after the departmental vehicle she was driving crashed into an ambulance Tuesday afternoon in St. Mary’s County.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., the trooper, identified as TFC Allison Oyler, was on duty operating a marked patrol car on MD Rt. 235 at Rescue Lane in Hollywood, Md. TFC Oyler, who is assigned to the Leonardtown Barrack, was traveling southbound with emergency lighting equipment activated while working traffic enforcement in the area. An ambulance from the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad pulled out from Rescue Lane onto MD Rt. 235 and into TFC Oyler’s path of travel. TFC Oyler’s vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Caprice, crashed into the ambulance.
TFC Oyler was flown by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the ambulance, Gregory Casoni, 63, and his passenger, George Newton, 67, both of Hollywood, Md., were transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
According to a preliminary investigation, the ambulance operator is listed at fault. Charges are pending in this case.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955. The investigation is ongoing.
Images via the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook