Monday, May 6, 2013
Fire officials say the crash occurred Sunday evening.
A crash involving a motorcycle on Ritchie Highway on Sunday night sent one man to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries. Units responded at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to a crash involving a motorcycle and car at Ritchie Highway and McKinsey Road, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Division Chief Keith Swindle. The man, believed to be in his 50s, had serious injuries that were not life-threatening and was flown by helicopter, Swindle said. Odenton-Severn Patch Editor Tim Lemke contributed to this report. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Fire officials say the crash occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a car crash on Ritchie Highway Thursday night. Fire officials responded to a crash in front of the Jones Station firehouse on Ritchie Highway just before 11 p.m. Thursday, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Keith Hamilton. Two people were trapped inside the car and were extracted, Hamilton said. In all, three people were transported to local hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening. Odenton-Severn Patch Editor Tim Lemke contributed to this report.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A fire official says there was an exterior leak in the Severna Park shopping center Tuesday morning.
Sport Fit and Chesapeake Bay Aquatic and Physical Therapy were both evacuated Tuesday morning for a gas leak. Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said crews responded to the physical therapy office at 551 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. at 7:15 a.m. after an employee reported smelling gas. As a precautionary measure, Sport Fit was also evacuated. Swindle said there was an exterior leak near the physical therapy office and that it did not pose a threat. Firefighters checked the scene so employees and gym-goers were allowed back inside within 30 minutes.
Monday, April 8, 2013
A woman sustained life-threatening injuries in the Millersville accident—the second fatal motorcycle crash in Anne Arundel County during the weekend.
After a motorcycle crash in Millersville on Sunday night, police said a man died and a woman was seriously injured. According to Anne Arundel County police, the crash occurred at about 9 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Veterans Highway and Benfield Boulevard. Two people were reportedly on the motorcycle when it crashed. Police said Robert G. Wells, 55, of Crownsville was driving the motorcycle and he was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, where he later died from his injuries. The passenger, 41-year-old Kelly R. Sutton of Crownsville, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and is in critical condition, police said on Monday morning. A preliminary investigation by police revealed that…
Friday, March 15, 2013
It is the second time in two years that Kevin Davis has saved a life, the fire department said.
Employees using CPR at a fitness club in Millersville saved the life of a Pasadena man Friday morning. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said in a press release that a 72-year-old man collapsed while playing racquetball at the Severna Park Racquetball and Fitness club. Two employees, Kevin Davis and Chuck Newby, came to his rescue, armed with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). The two trained rescuers quickly assessed the patient and found that he had stopped breathing and did not have a pulse. After confirming that 911 had been called, Davis began administering CPR, assisted by Newby. "When I got there, his face was red and he was gurgling," Davis said. "I had him, lost him, then had him back again." Once applied, the AED …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fire officials determine the cause of a fire on Mountain Road on Monday was incendiary in nature, according to a release.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is turning to the public for help in finding a suspect or suspects involved in an arson at a building on Mountain Road on Monday, according to a press release. Between 4 and 5 a.m. Monday, a suspect started a fire in a building on the 2600 block of Mountain Road that is owned by Daugherty Funeral Home. The fire was quickly put out by firefighters, but the building had already sustained $125,000 in damages. At the conclusion of an investigation, fire officials determined the cause of the fire was incendiary in nature, according to the release. The fire department is now asking anyone with any information relating to this incident to contact investigators at 410-222-TIPS (8477) or firstname.lastname@example.org…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Five people requested medical attention at the scene following the wreck.
UPDATE (12:46 p.m.)—Five people were transported to area hospitals on Thursday after a Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) bus ran into the rear of a vehicle, which then caused another wreck, on Ritchie Highway. MTA spokesman Joe Sviatko said the MTA bus driver struck a vehicle in front of the bus at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Arnold Road. Five people requested medical attention at the scene: One was sent to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and four were sent to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. All sustained injuries that were considered not life-threatening, Sviatko said. The driver of the bus has 29 years of experience with MTA and was driving the normal route when …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The crash near Brightview Drive shut down the southbound lanes for a period on Sunday morning.
Four people have been hospitalized following a crash on Interstate 97 in the Millersville area, a fire department spokesman said. Capt. Mike Pfaltzgraff of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said units responded at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of at least two vehicles colliding on the highway near Brightview Drive. Firefighters arrived to find several patients trapped inside at least one of the vehicles. It took about 20 minutes to extricate all of the passengers. Paramedics transported four patients to local hospitals. Among them: The crash and the ensuing investigation caused delays on I-97 for much of Sunday morning. Correction: A previous version of this article had incorrect information regarding the patient sent to Shock …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The fire occurred around 9 p.m. on Tuesday at a home on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard.
Fire officials battled a chimney fire that spread to the roof and attic of a Severna Park home on Tuesday night. Capt. Mike Pfaltzgraff of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said officials responded to the 8300 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard on Tuesday night for the report of a chimney fire. Pfaltzgraff said the fire extended from the chimney and into the roof and attic area of the home. It took about 45 firefighters approximately 40 minutes to get the fire under control. There were people home at the time of the fire, but Pfaltzgraff said no one was injured or displaced. Pfaltzgraff said this incident occurred around the same time as a chimney fire in the 1900 block of Mackiebeth Court in Annapolis. That fire was contained to…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Former firefighters volunteer to support police and fire departments around the county with coffee, Gatorade and hot meals.
When a fire breaks out in Anne Arundel County, Bertha Saghy is ready. She breaks out her phone and alerts her team. They rush to the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department in Glen Burnie, jump on the truck and go. "We're almost always stocked," Saghy said. "Sometimes the Jeep will have to stop and pickup hot dogs or buns." Saghy and her team are known as the Anne Arundel Alarmers, a volunteer canteen unit that provides food and refreshments for firefighters and police officers. The nonprofit started on a cold night in January 1958, according to its website. Al Brandt, George Lord and Harry Arrow noticed firefighters working on a fire at the A&P store on Crain Highway kept walking to area stores for hot coffee and a quick break. The men that …