Four people were killed in traffic accidents over the weekend on Maryland roads, including a patient at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center who last night bolted from the emergency room and ran into nearby Charles Street, where he was struck by a car.
Officials at the Towson hospital had no explanation why Thomas E. Spicer, 41, of Forest Hill, became agitated while awaiting admission for cardiac monitoring and ran out about 7 p.m. An official said he was going to be admitted for testing and observation after complaining about chest pains.
No charges were filed against the driver of the vehicle that hit Spicer, police said.
In Woodlawn last night, Michael B. Dorsey, 36, of the 2000 block of Russell Ave., was killed when his motorcycle went out of control on a curve and crashed, Baltimore County police said.
Dorsey, who police said was speeding, lost control of his 1989 Harley-Davidson on West Gwynn Oak Avenue near Cedar Drive shortly before 10 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet.
Two cars and a bus were involved in an accident on Interstate 95 near Havre de Grace Saturday that killed one man and injured four members of a New York family.
Hipolito E. Espinal, 24, of Washington was killed instantly about 1:50 a.m. near exit 89, said State Police Sgt. William King.
Four members of a family on the way to Florida to visit relatives were injured when their car struck the rear of Espinal's car, King said.
Frank Raul Gonzalez, 31, of Whitestone, N.Y., and his wife, Donna, 33, were listed in satisfactory condition today at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore. Their children, Angela, 6 months, and Frank Joseph, 4, were listed in stable condition at two other hospitals.
On Friday night, Robert Howard Turner, 55, of the first block of Emerson Road in Severna Park was killed after being struck by a minivan while directing traffic around broke glass from an earlier accident.