MGK Presser Crash

Chief Tom Coe of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, left, and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeff Eyler at a press conference on Tuesday at Myersville Fire Hall.

Two motorcycle crashes injured five people in Wolfsville Tuesday night, including first responders who were dispatched to the first crash.

First responders tending to a patient whose motorcycle crashed in the 12900 block of Stottlemyer Road at about 4:30 p.m. were injured when a second motorcycle came by minutes later, said Chief Tom Coe of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS).

“Shortly after arriving on the scene, a second motorcycle drove around the fire engine and entered the original incident scene, striking a total of three fire department personnel,” Coe said at a news conference at Myersville fire company hours after the crashes.

The motorcyclist from the second crash was flown to shock trauma with life-threatening injuries, according to Coe, while the motorcyclist from the first crash also suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Meritus Medical Center.

One DFRS member was flown to shock trauma in stable condition, another went to Meritus with minor injuries, and the third first responder refused treatment on scene, Coe said.

Coe used the crashes to remind drivers of Maryland’s “Move Over” law.

“The safety of our first responders is paramount to our organization,” he said. “This incident tonight exemplifies the importance of Maryland’s ‘Move Over’ law to keep Maryland’s first responders safe.”

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, Lt. Jeff Eyler said, and it is “too early” to determine whether charges will be filed. A crash reconstructionist and criminal investigators were on scene, he said. The crashes occurred in a “relatively flat area, just after a turn,” Eyler said.

Motorists can expect the roadway to be closed for approximately two hours longer, Eyler estimated. No further information on the victims is being released at this time.

First responders came to the scene from Wolfsville, Myersville, Middletown, Smithsburg, Thurmont and Boonsboro, Coe said.

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(9) comments

mcrider

“Coe used the crashes to remind drivers of Maryland’s “Move Over” law” ....... If that’s not putting a twist on things. Maybe if they wouldn’t park the emergency vehicles like they do, in this case (From reporting on last nights 6oclock news) just over the top of a “blind” hill hidden from oncoming traffic, someone might have a better chance of “moving over” . Pretty sure the 2nd bike didn’t intentionally ram into 3 EMTs.

KellyAlzan

My thoughts exactly. Fire, police, and EMS, use no common sense when it comes to where and how they stage their vehicles on accident scenes. There really needs to be better judgement. So many times I’ve seen them hog up a road when it’s not necessary.

reds2193

It really takes a sick, cold and inconsiderate person to make a post about how First Responders park emergency vehicles when three of them were struck by a motorcycle with an operator who wasnt observant and aware enough to avoid this incident. This event is exactly why first responders park in the manner they do. To protect themselves and the public from further harm. It would be a shame if they hogged up the road and prevented you from getting home sooner so you could post terrible things on FNP articles about the people who work to serve you everyday.

C.D.Reid

Excellent reply reds. Kelly Plumbum doesn't like to think much, it makes her head hurt. It's far easier for her to hide behind her computer/cell phone and trash talk public officials, while using a fake name, knowing they won't respond to her. A real, brave "keyboard warrior."

KellyAlzan

Tome Coe: the covid numbers are escalating. COVER YOUR FACE. People all over the world are standing at a podium addressing the public and they're covering the faces.

You are a public servant. Respect those around you. Jeff Eyler doesn't want your germs, his family doesn't want him bringing home your germs.

COVER THAT FACE

C.D.Reid

Maybe you should contact him directly to tell him cover his face, Plumbum. Here you go:

Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services: 301-600-1536

"Tome" Coe: tcoe@frederickcountymd.gov

I'm sure he'd love to hear from you.

Greg F

Chirped CD, a post here is to embarrass the buffoon to behave. Trump was told...directly...many times. Didn’t help. Enough people get after a local official, it will likely make a change. Trump is way beyond hope.

KellyAlzan

Correct. Calling Tom Coe out. He’s seen the post, and Eyler has now seen the post. Tom should be ashamed of himself.

C.D.Reid

And just how do you know that those two men have seen your post, Plumbum? My point is, you don't. That's why I suggested you contact the man personally. If you have the nerve to, that is. Do you?

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