More rescues, flyouts in Harford Saturday

Medevacs were needed in Harford County on Saturday to transport two people to regional trauma centers, one who was thrown from a horse in Street and the other who was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Bel Air.

The latest was the accident in Bel Air, reported at 1:49 p.m. by Harford County emergency dispatch as a motor vehicle accident with rescue in the 700 block of Churchville Road, in front of John Carroll School.

The crash involved two vehicles, one of which did not stop at the stop sign at Lee Way where it meets Churchville Road (Route22), according to Det. Sgt. Jim Lockard of Bel Air Police Department.

Lockard said Thomas Lessner, 60, of Bel Air, driving a 2004 Honda Civic, did not stop at the stop sign and hit a 2011 Toyota van, driving by Jennifer Demetrakis, 35, of Bel Air, who was heading west, toward Bel Air on Churchville Road.

Lessner was flown by Maryland State Police Medevac to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Lockard said.

Demetrakis was taken by a Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company ambulance to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air with non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 22 was closed for four hours for investigation by Harford County Sheriff's Office crash investigators, Lockard said. The road reopened at 6 p.m.

Jennifer Chenworth-Price, spokesperson for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association, said the person flown to shock trauma from the accident had serious injuries.

Earlier, a trauma call was dispatched to the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company shortly before noon Saturday for a person who had been thrown from a horse in the vicinity of Tucker Lane and Sandy Hook Road, near Route 1 in Street.

The Maryland State Police Medevac landed at Dublin Elementary School to pick up the patient, a woman, who was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to Chenworth-Price.

The injured woman's injuries were not life-threatening, Chenworth-Price said.

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