A Queen Anne’s County High School student and a Virginia truck driver were injured in a two-vehicle crash last week at U.S. Route 301 and State Route 304. Maryland State Police said Mitchell Adam, 17, of Centreville, was flown by a state police helicopter to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, and Jonathan Elbert, 43, of Richmond, Va., was taken by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital at Easton. Spokesmen at each hospital said Adam and Elbert were both treated and released.
Police said Elbert was driving a 2006 Volvo truck tractor, pulling a FedEx double trailer north on Route 301 in the right lane. Adam was headed to school and driving a 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo west on Route 304. Police said Adam tried to cross both lanes of Route 301 north, and he pulled in front of the oncoming tractor-trailer. The truck hit the left rear quarter panel of the car, and the car spun around and came to a stop in the shoulder of Route 301 north. Following the impact, the rig crossed the median, both south lanes of Route 301 and went off the highway and crashed into trees. Elbert took evasive action that kept his rig from hitting the car’s driver side door, significantly reducing the severity of injuries to Adam.