State Police: potential charges for man who left Rocks Road accident

A crash on Rocks Road late last week, which led to an intense search for the driver who left the scene, remains under investigation by the Maryland State Police, and charges could be filed against the driver.

The driver crashed the vehicle into a utility pole in the 3200 block of Route 24 in Jarrettsville near the intersection with Sharon Road on Thursday.


He was driving a Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV, and the injured driver ran away from the scene of the accident, State Police Sgt. D.M. Reiner of the Bel Air Barrack said Tuesday.

The TrailBlazer was the only vehicle involved.

Reiner said charges could be pending against the driver for leaving the accident scene.

State Police searched for him from the air with a helicopter after the accident, and they were supported on the ground by local volunteer fire company members, the Harford County Technical Rescue Team and the county's HAZMAT team.

Reiner said the cause of the crash is still under investigation; he explained that a search with so many people involved was necessary because the driver was injured, given the large amount of blood found at the scene.

"[It was] for his safety," Reiner said of the search.

The searchers worked on foot and used all-terrain vehicles to navigate the surrounding woods and along Deer Creek, a portion of which runs parallel to Rocks Road.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m., and the search was called off around 2:30 p.m., according to county fire personnel.