On Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at1:45pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area of Flat Iron Road and Ryan Lane in Great Mills for the reported motor vehicle collision.Upon arrival, deputies located a single vehicle off the roadway into a tree with the operator suffering from severe incapacitating injuries.Due to the operator’s injuries a request for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit was made.

Preliminary investigation determined a 2008 Nissan Frontier, operated byFrancis Tu Pham, age 71 of Lexington Park, was traveling northbound on Flat Iron Road when the operator lost control while negotiating a curve in the roadway.The vehicle continued off the roadway striking a tree.The operator was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Helicopter and remains in critical condition.

At this time, speed and roadway conditions are considered to be contributing factors.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or events leading up to the collision and have not provided a statement is asked to contact Cpl. Brian Connelly at 301-475-4200 ext. 78031 or by email at brian.connelly@stmarysmd.com.

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