La Plata, MD- On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 2:40 p,m, Charles County Fire and EMS units were dispatched to Rosewick Lane near the railroad right of way for an ATV crash for a rescue in inaccessible terrain.

The 9-1-1 dispatch relayed information to the EMS that the male patient was riding on the back of the ATV and had fallen off, striking his head; leaving him unconscious, and was bleeding uncontrollably through a “hole” in the back of his head.

Once units were on the scene; command was established, Utility #1 was instructed to take paramedics to the scene to evaluate the patient.

After an evaluation, Maryland State Police Aviation MEDEVAC Trooper 2 was pre-launched and instructed to land at the FOP Lodge, approximately 1/4 mile from the scene.

The patient was transported by air to an area trauma center. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.


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