Mike Wilbur

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND FIRE CHEIF TICKETED IN RESPONDING CRASH

An assistant fire chief with the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company was cited by State Police for his involvement in a motor vehicle crash in West Ocean City on Wednesday which occurred while he was responding to a 911 call.

According to a statement posted to the Ocean City Fire Department’s Facebook page, the crash occurred at 5:48 p.m. at the intersection of Keyser Point Road and Ocean Gateway.

The assistant chief, identified by State Police as 24-year-old Michael Todd, was responding to a 911 call while driving north on Keyser Point Road in a department-issued Chevrolet Suburban.

While in pursuit, fire department officials said, Todd collided with a Honda Pilot and a Mercedes Benz C300 at the intersection of Keyser Point and Ocean Gateway.

State Police said according to preliminary reports, Todd was cited with negligent driving and one count of driving an emergency vehicle while failing to drive safely.

All the drivers and passengers involved in the accident were evaluated by Ocean City paramedics, the statement read, and refused transport for further medical evaluation.

Todd joined the volunteer fire company as a cadet in 2011 and in 2015 he became an active firefighter, according to the company’s website. By the summer of 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant.

He is currently listed on the site as the third Assistant Chief.

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