WOLFSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Three first responders were hit while responding to a crash in Frederick County that left a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries, the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services said Tuesday.
First responders were called to the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle in the 12900 block of Stottlemyer Road near Wolfsville just after 4:30 p.m. As they were treating the victim, a second motorcyclist, 19-year-old Wyatt Walker Lewis of Smithsburg, hit a fire engine ejecting the rider. The motorcycle then slid into three first responders and two other bystanders helping at the scene.
One of the first responders was flown to Shock Trauma in stable condition, while a second was taken to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries and later released. The third refused medical treatment.
Lewis, meanwhile, was taken to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.
The motorcyclist involved in the original crash, who the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office identified on Wednesday as 55-year-old Stephen Thomas Wolfrey of Annapolis, was flown to Shock Trauma in critical condition. He is now at Johns Hopkins.
The sheriff’s office said Wolfrey was riding in a group of four motorcycles when he ran into the back of another rider and lost control.
Officials urged drivers to follow the state’s move over law, which requires drivers to give first responders stopped along the road extra room.