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Car Wash Crash Victim Has 'Difficult' Road to Recovery

An attorney for Kevin Mellett, who was critically injured when a car crashed into him this August, said Mellett required "numerous and extensive surgeries."

After an SUV crashed into Kevin Mellett at the Maritime Autowash on Solomon's Island Road, dozens of Patch readers sent emails and messages asking about Mellett's condition.

Mellett, 45, of Odenton was flown with serious, life-threatening injuries  on Aug. 18 after a black GMC Acadia crashed into him and pushed him through Maritime's front window, said an eye witness.

Price Gielen, a Baltimore-based attorney who represents Mellett and his wife Sheryl, issued the following statement to Patch regarding Mellett's health status:

"On behalf of the Melletts, we sincerely thank you and your readers for their expressions of concern. Kevin is still a patient at Shock Trauma. His injuries were life-threatening, but thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Shock Trauma, after numerous and extensive surgeries, he is stable and progressing. The road to recovery will be very difficult, but Kevin is fortunate to have a very loving and supportive family."

Mike September 05, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Glad to hear he is stable. Good luck Kevin and hopefully he will get back to as normal of a life as possible after this accident.
AnnapB September 05, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I wish nothing less than a quick and full recovery for Kevin. I purchased a car from Kevin years ago when he worked at the Annapolis BMW dealership when it was Tate BMW. He loves cars and I always felt comfortable in our dealings, and calling him even years later if I had a simple question. I hate to hear this happened to him. It sure puts things in perspective, as a little over 3 years ago Maritime damaged the entire side of my car, in addition to another one of their customers cars that they hit while driving mine. I was left on the hook with incomplete repairs that they had Criswell Collison Center do. In short, neither Maritime or Criswell held up their end of responsibility. After going back multiple times with no positive results in sight, I relized it was not worth the stress and moved on with life. So in regards to perspective I am glad that no one was injured then, but am blown away that someone was injured this badly due to Maritime and their general way of business. Maritime should have learned from my incident as well as others they have had, to not to have employees that lack a drivers licensese driving clients cars. Overall you can replace things, but when it comes down to someones life or quality of life that's priceless. One would think it's essential for Maritime to have their drivers / employees be required to have a valid license to move the cars. Kevin, here's to a quick and full recovery!
Jill September 06, 2012 at 12:31 AM
It is wonderful to finally hear how Kevin is doing. Isn't that was is most important out of all of this?
BMW Dylan September 06, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Kevin Melletts Autowash, that has a nice warm ring to it.
AnnapB September 12, 2012 at 06:45 PM
If Maritime became Kevin Melletts Autowash I would gladly come back and be a loyal customer. Any update on how he's doing?

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