News Release, Maryland State Police- La Plata Barracks
(WALDORF, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person was injured Wednesday in Charles County.
At about 4:30 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to westbound Maryland Route 228 at Buttonbush Drive in Waldorf, Maryland for a report of a serious vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation by troopers from the La Plata Barrack and the Crash Team, the driver of a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 was attempting to make a left turn from eastbound Route 228 onto Buttonbush Drive.
At the same time, a 2001 Suzuki GSXR-600 operated by Timothy Lee Gaines Jr., 28, of Mitchellville, Maryland, was traveling on west on Maryland Route 228 east of Buttonbush Drive.
Investigators said that the Suzuki came out from behind the pack of vehicles, accelerated and collided with the rear metal bumper of the Dodge.
Gaines became separated from the Suzuki and slid over 340 feet and came to rest on the right shoulder of Route 228 and the Suzuki slid over 520 feet.
According to a preliminary investigation, at least one citizen offered medical assistance until a Charles County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on the scene. Gaines was transported by a Maryland State Police Aviation Command helicopter to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. for treatment of his injuries.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack at (301) 392-1200.
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