MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man is in critical condition at a hospital in Baltimore after crashing an all-terrain vehicle near Mount Airy.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday to the accident in the 14000-block of Black Ankle Road.

They say the man was thrown from the four-wheeler after failing to negotiate a curve while traveling at a high rate of speed.

He was taken by Maryland State Police Helicopter to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma unit.

Police haven’t released the man’s name.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (11)
  1. randy gross says:

    thats funny shlt!

  2. krissy says:

    Accidents do happen. It’s not funny to say he will be in a wheel chair. You don’t know the whole situation. Yes, ATV and bikes are dangerous, but it’s a hobby for some people and they get enjoyment out of it. Freak things happen all the time. I hope he comes out of the hospital and recovers fully.

  3. Jen says:

    Krissy- you are completely correct. Ignorance is bliss. Cannot stand the rude comments on here.. get a life.

  4. Money Matters says:

    Doug – let me explain something to you – YOU didn’t blow any money on this idiot. They will bill him directly for the $10,000 chopper ride and he will be responsible for whatever his insurance (if he has any) doesn’t pay. I have great insurance and they only covered half of it when my husband was flown to WHC for cardiac reasons – can you say payments????

  5. DB of Joppa says:

    You won’t get a bill from MSP, They increased the fee for your vehicle registration years ago to cover the cost of the Trooper 1 program. Money Matters, if your husband flew on Life Line or Stat Medivac, you will & did, it would seem, get a bill.

    Now the Dems in Annapolis want you to pay for it from now on, so they can use that $$ they generated to run the system on other entitlements. But for now, we all pay when you fly the Trooper 1 friendly skies.

  6. Money Matters says:

    I don’t see the problem in using the MSP Trooper Program to fly “any” critical patient. I do however, have issues when they fly people who are are not critical and get released within 24-48 hours. That is a total waste of resource.

    1. DB of Joppa says:

      I whole heartedly agree!.

      But keep in mind that pre-hospital providers, EMT’s & Paramedics, have protocals to follow when dealing with accident victims. The protocals were established by doctors with patient care in mind. Mechanism of injury, ER/Trauma Center consult, as well as travel time to a trauma center by land go into the decision to transport by Trooper 1.

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