A multi-vehicle collision on Solomons Island Road in Harwood left one driver with life-threatening injuries and two other drivers and a passenger with a range of serious and minor injuries around 4 p.m. Friday, Anne Arundel County Police said.
Timothy Alan Hartman of Mechanicsville, Md., was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma center with life-threatening injuries after the Ford pickup truck that he was driving southbound on Solomons Island Road near Harwood Road struck a minivan, police said.
The 2006 Chrysler minivan was stopped at the time, preparing to make a left turn into a driveway, police said. After it was struck, the minivan began to spin and crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming 2012 GMC pickup truck, according to police.
The minivan driver, Mary Louise Phillips, and her passenger, Ralph Horrell, both of Harwood, Md., were taken to Shock Trauma, both with serious injuries, police said.
The driver of the GMC truck, Scott C. McClelland of Huntingtown, Md., was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries, according to police.
A preliminary investigation indicated that Hartman failed to avoid striking the stopped minivan, police said. When the minivan crossed into his path, McClelland was unable to avoid striking it, clipping its front end, police said.
The minivan came to rest in the northbound lanes of Solomons Island Road and the GMC ended up in a yard in the 4300 block of the road, police said. Investigators had not yet determined if speed or alcohol was a factor in the accident, police said.
Anyone with further information about the accident should contact the Anne Arundel Police Department's Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.