Six passengers in a 2000 Dodge Caravan, including four children who were not restrained by seatbelts, needed medical treatment last week after the van struck the rear of a United Parcel Service truck, according to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the UPS truck, Gregory Stephen George, 48, of Centreville, was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway off Clark Corner Road when the UPS truck was rear-ended by the Caravan. The driver of the caravan, Kelley Jean Gavigan, 33, of Centreville, and her 12-year-old daughter were flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of head injuries, according to a police press release, but the center said they had no record of the patients.
The four other passengers Bessie Anne Salsburg, the mother of Gavigan, and Gavigan’s three other children, ages 8, 4 and 2 were taken by ambulance to the Chester River Medical Center in Chestertown. A spokesman for Chester River Medical Center could not be reached to check on their conditions. George was not injured. A preliminary police investigation indicated that speed and wet road conditions were a factor in the accident.