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Seriously Injured Man Hospitalized After Crash

The crash occurred on Veterans Highway at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 56-year old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after an accident involving a pickup truck and car on Veterans Highway and Benfield Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, according to an Anne Arundel County Fire spokesman.

Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said a pickup truck ran into the back of a car around 12:45 p.m. When fire officials arrived, the 56-year old driver of the truck was in “full trauma”, according to Thompson.

“Full trauma means the person is unconscious and not breathing,” Thompson said.

Fire officials transported the man to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Thompson was unsure of the man’s condition after he arrived at the hospital.

The driver of the car involved in the accident sustained minor injuries, according to Thompson.

Valerie Avedon Gardiner October 03, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Saw this one after they transported the injured. The blue truck was front-end totaled and a white Expedition was in the intersection...couldn't tell what happened but that damage had to be due to excessive speed coming down toward SP at the light. Horrendous. And yesterday I happened upon a red car flipped on its hood in another bad accident at Veteran's and New Cut. BE CAREFUL people!
JP Shade October 03, 2012 at 01:12 PM
This accident has sent wonderful man is in Heaven. Please pray for his family and children. James was an active, yet humble volunteer in the community helping so many and never accepting acknowledgement for the things he did. It may have been a heart attack, no skid marks were found. Severna Park has lost one of it's original sons. God Bless
Sarah Hammond October 03, 2012 at 02:59 PM
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." James was a wonderful man and a great father to my little sister and brother. I pray for his mom,dad 2 sisters and brother in law along with my sister and brother. I can't even imagine the pain they are in and to follow to lose him. "James" enjoy life in eternal sunshine with the Lord and we will too meet again. Love Sarah
His Daughter October 03, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Hey. SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR. Do not make accusations like that when you do not know what happened. That was my Father.
Marty October 03, 2012 at 09:14 PM
First I would like to send my heart felt prayers out to the family and friends of Mr. Parker. I witnessed this accident and after calling 911 was with Mr. Parker until the paramedics arrived. Out of respect for the family, I will not go into details about what occurred, other then to say that from what I witnessed there was no excessive speed,reckless driving, drugs or alcohol, or any other distraction that caused this to happen. It was just the Lord calling another of His children home.

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