News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

A Ridge man was injured in a single-vehicle collision early Friday morning.

On Sept. 27, 2019, at approximately 12:19 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge for the report of a single motor vehicle collision.

The operator of the vehicle was located at the scene trapped inside with possible incapacitating injuries and was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined a 2003 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, operated by Adam Patrick Norris, 22 of Ridge, was traveling south on Point Lookout Road in the area of Clark Hilltop Lane when the vehicle left the roadway and travelled down an embankment, striking a telephone pole. The crash caused the operator (the sole occupant) to become trapped in the vehicle. The operator received medical treatment at an area trauma center and is in stable condition.

At this time, speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or events leading to the crash that have not already provided a statement is asked to contact Cpl. Vincent Pontorno at 301-475-4200, ext. *2337 or email vincent.pontorno@stmarysmd.com.


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