Six-car crash on Route 140 does slight injury Accident slows rush-hour traffic

November 15, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 46-year-old New Windsor woman received minor injuries in a six-car crash on Route 140 at Englar Road about 6:40 a.m. Friday .

Patricia Hall was taken to Carroll County General Hospital following the accident and released after treatment, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

State police said all of the automobiles were eastbound on Route 140 when the lead car, operated by Stephen Bortner, 38, of Westminster, slowed for traffic.

The Bortner vehicle was hit by a car driven by Richard Stover, 24, of Abbottstown, Pa., and knocked into the median .

The next car in line was driven by Jon Winter, 56, of New Windsor, who attempted to steer around the accident and was struck from behind.

Ms. Hall's car struck the Stover vehicle, pushing it into Mr. Winter's, police said.

A car driven by Gary Garber 51, of New Widnsor, then struck the Hall vehicle in the rear and was in turn hit from behind by the car of Debra Jasilaitis, 29, of westminster.

The accident, which backed up rush-hour traffic, was investigated by Tfc. Richard Wolfe.

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