By CBS Baltimore Staff

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.

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Credit: Frederick County Fire

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.

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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.

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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.

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Officials urged drivers to follow the state’s move over law, which requires drivers to give first responders stopped along the road extra room.

CBS Baltimore Staff