A 30-year-old Calvert County man was in stable condition yesterday after his Jeep swerved off the road and plunged into a 7-foot-deep drainage pond near Lothian Friday night.
Motorists traveling north on Route 4 behind Bryant O'Neil Parker of the 4300 block of Harvey Road in Huntingtown saw his 1989 Jeep swerve off the road into a grassy field. The Jeep traveled more than 100 yards before plunging into the pond, Anne Arundel County police said.
The motorists pulled Parker from the pond as his Jeep sank.
"He was spitting up a lot of water," said Sgt. Charles Blevins, an Anne Arundel police officer. The Jeep was completely submerged."
Parker was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. Police said he suffered leg and facial injuries.
More than 40 fire and rescue personnel from Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties searched for other victims, but Parker was alone.
The incident closed the northbound lanes of Route 4 for about two hours, firefighters said.
Anne Arundel police are investigating the incident. No charges were filed.
Pub Date: 5/05/96