PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - A Mechanicsville man is in serious, but stable, condition following an accident in which his car hit a pole, sailed through the air and struck a house, according to a release from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident happened at 9:17 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick.
The sheriff’s office said Brandon Joseph Nicholson, 22, was driving a 1994 black Nissan at a high rate of speed when the car began to skid and spin in a clockwise direction. It left the road to the right, and traveled approximately 115 feet off the road.
The Nissan continued traveling west through high grass, where it struck the edge of the asphalt of the driveway and became airborne. The vehicle's front bumper sideswiped the front bumper of a gold 2002 Toyota Camry that was parked and unattended in the driveway. The Nissan then struck the support pole to the front porch of the house about three feet off the ground, and hit the southeast corner of the house, causing substantial damage to the house and the car.
Nicholson sustained severe trauma to his lower extremities, the sheriff’s office said. He was transported by Medevac helicopter to Prince George’s County Trauma Center.
The house was occupied by owner Melvin Sherbert, 56, and an unidentified adult male, neither of whom were injured.
Calvert County Planning and Zoning responded to the scene and condemned the residence as unsafe for occupation. Sherbert and Brenda Wills, 52, the other owner of the house, were displaced and will be staying with relatives.
The sheriff’s office said speed was a contributing factor in the crash. The investigation remains open.