CHURCH HILL — Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company responded to a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 301 south and Price Station Road around 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Seven people were reportedly injured.
The fire chief, Tyler Williams, and a crew on Engine 55 were on their way to a public assistance call in Bridgetown Estates when they were re-routed to the crash scene. Both fire units had crossed the intersection just minutes prior to the crash, according to a posting on the Church Hill VFC Facebook page.
Engine 55 arrived to find a two-vehicle collision in the southbound intersection.
Five of the injured were children, according to the fire company’s Facebook page.
The chief declared a mass casualty incident with the Maryland Joint Operations Center, which can open up state resources if needed and prepares hospitals for an influx of patients, according to a statement from the fire company.
Two Maryland State Police helicopters responded, along with Queen Anne’s County Paramedic 500 and Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company Paramedic 4.
One adult and three of the children were airlifted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Three others were taken by ambulance to a local facility, according to the Facebook posting.
Maryland State Police Sgt. Brian Curley said none of the injuries was life-threatening. No other information was immediately available.
About two hours later, Church Hill VFC responded to another crash at the same intersection. All occupants refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the fire company’s Facebook posting.