CORDOVA — A midday collision between a 2008 Ford Edge sport utility vehicle and a tractor trailer on Cordova Road on Wednesday, March 11, between Easton and Cordova resulted in injuries to the driver of the SUV, who was taken by ambulance to Easton Hospital.
At 11:49 a.m., Kenneth Lambert, the SUV driver, was traveling south on Three Bridge Branch Road when he crossed the intersection onto State Route 309/Cordova Road and was broadsided by a tractor trailer headed north. The driver was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton with minor injuries.
The tractor trailer driver, Logan Helmer, 30, of Queen Anne, said the SUV followed another car through the intersection. There was a stop sign, but Helmer was not sure if the car completely stopped.
“It’s almost like he definitely did not know I was right there,” said Helmer. Helmer was not injured in the crash. The Kenworth tractor belonged to Sylvester Farms, Inc., of Queen Anne. The tractor was equipped with a loaded dump trailer. Lambert was cited with failure to yield the right of way to another vehicle.
At 11:57 a.m., a transmission over a local police/EMS scanner reported the accident as “serious” with “heavy entrapment.”
The driver was removed through the driver side door without using any extraction tools, said Easton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Sonny Jones. At 12:04 p.m., an ambulance took the driver to Easton.
Easton Volunteer Fire Company, Maryland State Police and Talbot County Sheriff’s Office managed the scene. Easton VFD responded with one rescue truck, and two engines. About twenty volunteer fire fighters were on scene. EMS responded with two Talbot County ambulances.
This is the second crash on Cordova Road in just over a week. The other accident took place on March 2 involving a Volvo sedan and a tractor trailer. The collision sent Seth Gunther, 20, the driver of the Volvo sedan to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore where he was listed in serious condition on Wednesday, March 11.
At about 2:50 p.m., there was another collision on State Route 331/Dover Road and Dover Neck Road. Paul Tveit of St. Michaels, was driving north on Dover Road in a silver Porsche SUV when he collided with Samantha Simms of East New Market. Simms was driving north in a red Kia Rio and slowed to turn left onto Dover Neck Road when her car was struck in the rear by Tveit’s SUV.
There were no injuries, according to a Maryland State Police press release. Tveit was cited with failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision.