SUV crashes on Boonsboro Mountain Road

driver taken to hospital

November 15, 2011
  • Rescuers had to cut the roof off this Ford Explorer to extricate the driver after it crashed and rolled over on Boonsboro Mountain Road on Tuesday morning.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

One person was taken to the hospital after an SUV hit a tree on the 21500 block of Boonsboro Mountain Road on Tuesday, Deputy Scott Smith of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

The accident happened when the throttle of a Ford Explorer became stuck, Smith said the driver told him. The Explorer then hit a tree and flipped on its side in the middle of the road.

The Explorer then struck a tree and flipped onto its side in the middle of the road.

It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to cut the roof off the SUV and extricate the driver, said Ernie White, EMT for Boonsboro Emergency Medical Services.

Police responded to the accident at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday and shut down the 21500 block of Boonsboro Mountain Road until the SUV was towed away and the scene was cleared around 12:40 p.m.

Police did not immediately release the name of the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle.

A firetruck from the Boonsboro Fire Company was also on the scene, along with an ambulance and rescue vehicle from Boonsboro Emergency Medical Services and a rescue squad vehicle from Washington County Emergency Services.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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