Westminster, Taneytown traffic accidents injure 4

January 04, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A woman and a teen-ager were taken to Carroll County General Hospital yesterday evening after being injured in an accident on Liberty Street at Bond Avenue in Westminster.

The victims, both in a Chevrolet Lumina minivan, were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The woman, who was about 50 years old, complained of neck pains, said medical workers at the scene. The teen-ager, a girl of about 16, complained of back and neck pains. Their injuries did not appear to be life threatening, workers said.

Police were still investigating the accident, and the names of the victims and their conditions were not available last night.

Rescue workers were unable to open the driver's side door of the van's Fiberglas body with a power tool used to pry or cut open the doors of cars when people are trapped inside. Instead, they took the woman, who was driving, out through the rear of the van.

Meanwhile, two men were injured in a head-on crash on Route 140 at Bull Frog Road about two miles west of Taneytown on Saturday.

State police, who investigated the accident, said the driver of a 1979 Datsun was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by police helicopter and the driver of a 1991 Mazda was taken to the Gettysburg Hospital in the Taneytown ambulance.

Names of the injured and additional information of the accident were not released by state police.

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