According to a press release from the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services two patients were flown from the scene of a motor vehicle crash early Monday morning and two patients transported to a local trauma center, according to emergency service officials.
“The Joint Communications Center began taking calls reporting a serious crash with patients trapped in the vehicle just after midnight in the area of Ellerslie Road and Mason Dixon View,” Lt. Todd Bowman, public information officer said. “Initial reports from the scene indicated patients trapped and ejected from the single vehicle crash.”
As fire and EMS units began arriving, it was confirmed that two patients were trapped in the vehicle and two patients had self extricated from the vehicle, Bowman said. The vehicle the patient’s were traveling in, left the roadway and struck a parked car along Ellerslie Road.
Crews from Ellerslie, LaVale, Corriganville fire departments responded to the incident with ambulances from Corriganville, Bowman’s Addition, Mt. Savage, LaVale, Cresaptown, Allegany County Department of Emergency Services and an EMS supervisor.
Maryland State Police Aviation was requested and dispatched aircrafts from their Cumberland and Frederick locations. The second aircraft was later canceled, according to Bowman.
“Two patients were transported to UPMC- Western Maryland in stable condition,” Bowman said. “Two patients were flown from the scene to Conemaugh Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa in serious condition.”
No update on the patient’s condition was available at the time of release. Maryland State Police also responded and is investigating.