5 injured in crash head home 2 cars damaged

no charges filed

December 29, 1992

Five people injured in a Sunday evening accident near a Hampstead gas station were released from hospitals yesterday, officials said.

William D. Houseman, 77, of Hampstead was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he was treated for undisclosed injuries after the 5:07 p.m. crash.

His wife, Margaret Houseman, 75; the couple's son, Carl W. Houseman, 35, of Stuart Draft, Va.; and Pat East, 59, and Cecilia Koors, 60, both of Pikesville, were treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

According to Hampstead police, Dolores R. Whitcomb, 51, of Baltimore was driving a 1983 Buick along Route 30 when she stopped the car to make a left turn into the Hampstead Walco Service Station.

Police said that Carl Houseman was driving a 1989 Buick that slammed into the rear of Ms. Whitcomb's car.

Mr. Houseman and his parents were the only occupants of the car, Hampstead police said.

Ms. Whitcomb's car was occupied by Marie Schmedes, 94, and Rita Jones, 61, both of Pikesville, in addition to Ms. Koors and Ms. East.

Ms. Whitcomb, Ms. Schmedes and Ms. Jones did not require hospitalization, police said.

Police did not file charges in the accident.

Both cars were severely damaged, officers said.

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