Head-On Collision in Davidsonville Leaves 2 Dead

A fire department spokesman said two women were killed in an accident on Route 424 on Monday.

A head-on collision in Davidsonville took the lives of two women Monday on Route 424 near Rossback Road, according to Capt. James Rostek of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

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Emergency personnel responded to a report of a head-on motor vehicle collision involving two cars just before 6 p.m., Rostek said.

One woman from each car died in the crash and the investigation is now under the investigation of Anne Arundel County police and the medical examiner, according to Rostek.

Ed Woods April 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Again, either a rush to write something quickly, or just indifference has shown up in "Patch"..... I commend your efforts to get news out to the Community in a timely fashion, but the use of inaccurate terms should be avoided. In this case, there were no "Emergency Personnel" there. Police Officers, Firefighters, and Paramedics did respond, and we should have enough respect to identify them by those terms. When an Emergency occurs, one, two, or all three of the groups mentioned above will handle the situation. As a retired Public Safety Professional, I would respectfully ask that you not refer to those still "on the job" as "First Responders, Emergency Workers, Etc. Etc.............
Jonathan Moynihan April 13, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Hi Ed, thanks for the comment. I'll remember this next time I write a police/fire story. I sincerely meant no offense to the brave men and women who serve our community.
tom April 14, 2012 at 08:08 PM
When I hear or read the term "emergency personnel", I automatically assume that it's one or more of those mentioned in the comment. I think to most of us, "emergency personnel" includes whatever responders would appropriately be at the scene to render assistance and investigate the circumstances. When we honor members of the military, both living and dead, we don't always mention each branch of service individually. I don't think the use of "emergency personnel" was the least bit inappropriate. Of course I pride myself in not being politically correct, so I'll make a special effort to use the term in the future.


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