UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On May 25, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27400 block of North Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a vehicle and motorcycle involved in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation. Preliminary investigation determined a 2017 Ford Explorer operated by Thomas Van Oudenaren, 55 of Great Mills, was traveling north on North Sandgates Road and attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway. Van Oudenaren failed to yield the right of way to a 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle operated by a 75-year-old male from Waldorf. The operator of the motorcycle and a 59-year-old female passenger from Waldorf, were both ejected from the motorcycle. Both the operator and passenger of the motorcycle were transported via helicopter to area trauma centers. Van Oudenaren was assessed on the scene by emergency medical personnel and not transported for treatment. Deputies on scene determined that Van Oudenaren had been operating his vehicle while impaired by alcohol at the time of the collision. Van […]
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