Horrific Middlebrook Road Crash Leaves Six Seriously Injured
Traffic was snarled Tuesday evening, as a multi-vehicle crash left Montgomery County Police and Fire Rescue personnel trying to bring order to chaos while tending to many seriously injured patients at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Great Seneca Highway in Germantown. According to police, the crash which occurred at about 6:12 pm on Tuesday, May 2 involved seven cars and left six people, including an 11-month-old infant and a 2-year-old girl with serious injuries. MCFRS transported six patients to various local hospitals.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit were called to the scene to investigate the incident, which left two vehicles with catastrophic damage.
Montgomery County Police have said that the preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling westbound on Middlebrook Road approaching Great Seneca Highway. Traffic on westbound Middlebrook Road was stopped for the red traffic signal at Great Seneca Highway. For reasons still under investigation, the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a 2014 Toyota Prius, a 2007 Dodge Charger, a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, a 2009 Toyota Camry, a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a 2012 Honda Civic, which were all stopped at the red signal on Westbound Middlebrook Road at Great Seneca Highway.
The accident scene stretched for almost 200-feet along the westbound lanes of Middlebrook Road. Witnesses told Germantown Pulse that by-standers from vehicles adjacent to cars involved in the crash immediately began to assist in attempted to aid victims in a frenzy of goodwill, especially around the most damaged vehicle the 2007 Dodge Charger which contained two young children.
The driver of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee is being identified as Lawrence Russell Reid, 43, of Woodfield Road in Damascus. Reid was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Both passengers in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 36-year-old female, and a 13-year-old male, were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.