According to the Associated Press, the chief of pediatrics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Dr. Jose Alvarado, has been involved in a serious Maryland car crash.
The doctor, who also has a popular Lower Shore private practice, was driving his sports car on Route 50 in Pittsville when he slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer truck that was sitting on the shoulder of the highway. Emergency workers flew the pediatrician to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was listed in critical condition, although he was first transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by Pittsville EMS. Maryland State Police told the media that he was in critical condition as of Wednesday at 10 PM.
Alvarado, who lives in Ocean City and who was driving a 2009 Mercedes convertible, has been a doctor in the Salisbury area since 1988.