A 27-year-old Carroll County woman was seriously injured today when she tried, unsuccessfully, to pass two cars in a no-passing zone on Black Rock Road in northern Baltimore County, police said.
The woman's Ford Bronco collided with an oncoming pickup truck before she could return to the right lane, police said. The crash injured two men in the truck.
Police identified the woman as Alicia Ernst-Koors, of the 3400 block of Hampstead-Mexico Road near Hampstead. She was flown to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where she was listed in fair and stable condition.
Both men in the truck were taken to Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster. Police identified the truck driver as Donald Roth. He was treated in the emergency room and released.
Roth's passenger, Michael Valentino, 24, of Westminster, was being evaluated, a hospital spokeswoman said. Police said the truck was owned by a quarry operator in northern Baltimore County.
County police spokesman E. Jay Miller said Ernst-Koors was westbound on Black Rock Road just west of Grace Road shortly before 7 a.m. when she pulled into the left lane to attempt to pass two vehicles.
Roth, eastbound on Black Rock Road, reported he saw Ernst-Koors' car approaching in the wrong lane. He slowed and "got off the road as far as he could without going into the ditch," Miller said.