Traffic accidents in Md. leave 3 killed, 7 hurt Brooklyn teen dies at wheel of stolen car

August 24, 1991

A Brooklyn teen-ager who didn't have a driver's license and a 20-year-old Silver Spring man were killed when their speeding cars struck utility poles in separate accidents, police reported yesterday.

A third accident -- a head-on collision off U.S. 50 yesterday morning -- claimed the life of a 77-year-old Annapolis man and left his wife in critical condition.

The teen-ager, Andre Lamont Anderson, 16, of the 800 block of Stoll Street, was driving a stolen car about 2 a.m. yesterday, with four other teen-agers as passengers, according to state police. The car was headed west on Hospital Drive near Crain Highway in Glen Burnie at 90 to 95 mph when the crash occurred, police said.

An ambulance crew whose members witnessed the acciden told police that the 1988 Plymouth Colt left the clear, dry roadway and hit a telephone pole. The Anderson youth was dead on arrival at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

A 14-year-old passenger who was was taken by helicopter t Shock Trauma remained in serious condition yesterday. A 17-year-old passenger was hospitalized in fair condition at Harbor Hospital, and two others were treated and released. Police would not release their names.

In the Silver Spring accident, Montgomery County police said Phillip Colon, 20, of the 1200 block of Twig Terrace was killed Thursday night when his speeding 1981 Pontiac T-1000 sideswiped another car, jumped a curb and hit a utility pole.

The head-on collision occurred about 10:30 a.m. yesterday on an access road off eastbound U.S. 50 at Ridout Lane. Police said a car driven by Helen Swafford, heading east in the westbound lane, collided with a vehicle occupied by a mother and her infant son.

Mrs. Swafford was taken to Shock Trauma in critical condition. Her husband, Earl Garrod Swafford, died in the crash. Anne Arundel County police said the other driver, Leslie Marie Blondell-Fromert of Stevensville, and her 4-month-old son, Mark Andrew Fromert, were treated at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The infant, secured in a restraining seat, received only a bump on the head, according to police. No information was available last night on the mother's injuries.

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