Charles Sheriff’s Office investigating ATV crash in La Plata

La Plata, MD- On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 2:40 p,m, Charles County Fire and EMS units were dispatched to Rosewick Lane near the railroad right of way for an ATV crash for a rescue in inaccessible terrain.

The 9-1-1 dispatch relayed information to the EMS that the male patient was riding on the back of the ATV and had fallen off, striking his head; leaving him unconscious, and was bleeding uncontrollably through a “hole” in the back of his head.

Once units were on the scene; command was established, Utility #1 was instructed to take paramedics to the scene to evaluate the patient.

After an evaluation, Maryland State Police Aviation MEDEVAC Trooper 2 was pre-launched and instructed to land at the FOP Lodge, approximately 1/4 mile from the scene.

The patient was transported by air to an area trauma center. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.