3 killed in traffic accidents Pregnant woman dies

baby survives

May 04, 1992|By Greg Tasker and Peter Hermann | Greg Tasker and Peter Hermann,Staff Writers

A young woman nine months pregnant died, but her baby survived after a car mishap near the Maryland-Delaware border, and unrelated traffic accidents elsewhere killed two men in Maryland this weekend.

Rescue workers kept 18-year-old Virginia Bodine alive while she was transported by ambulance to Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del., where a full-term baby boy was delivered, state police at Easton said.

The baby was reported in serious condition yesterday in the hospital's maternity ward.

Ms. Bodine was a passenger in a car driven by Amy Thomas, 19, who police said swerved to avoid hitting a deer on westbound Stafford Road, east of Route 454 in Marydel, Caroline County.

Ms. Thomas lost control and veered off the road, overturning the car, police said.

Both women were from Hartly, Del. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The driver and another passenger, Rosanne Boyles, 16, of Smyrna, Del., were treated for minor injuries at Kent General Hospital and released, police said.

Neither the driver nor her passengers were wearing seat belts, police said. Charges are pending further investigation, police said.

In a fatality early yesterday, a motorcyclist lost control along a curve on the northbound ramp of Interstate 95, off the Beltway near Catonsville, and struck a guard rail.

Thomas Neal Bergman, 33, of Ellicott City was killed. His wife, Irene Alicia Bergman, 20, a passenger, was admitted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The Bergmans were not wearing helmets, state police at Golden Ring said.

A second accident Saturday claimed the life of a 32-year-old Lexington Park man who lost control of the car he was driving and hit another car head-on in St. Mary's County.

Sgt. George Delozier of the St. Mary's County sheriff's office said William Joseph Heb was traveling south on Route 235 in California about 8:30 p.m. when he made an abrupt lane change, lost control and went across a grass median into the northbound lane.

Police said Mr. Heb's car hit another car driven by Kenneth I. Somerville, 28, also of Lexington Park. Mr. Somerville was flown to Prince George's County General Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition last night.

Mr. Heb also was flown to the hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

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