Man in good condition after accident

March 29, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

A 20-year-old Hampstead resident was listed in good condition yesterday after being involved in a single-car accident Saturday morning on Clear View Road in Union Bridge.

In two other unrelated accidents over the weekend, Westminster and state police reported a total of six people were treated and released from Carroll County General Hospital.

State police said James Scott Hoffman, of the 1400 block of N. Main St. in Hampstead, was taken by helicopter to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda about 7 a.m. Saturday after he lost control of the 1993 Eagle Talon he was driving around a curve on Clear View Road northwest of Uniontown.

Mr. Hoffman, who was southbound, traveled about 75 feet off the left side of the road and struck several trees before stopping.

His passengers, Dennis Roland Klass, 17, of the 900 block of Clear View Road in Union Bridge and Casey Grant Jones, 17, of the 100 block of Liberty St. in Westminster, were treated and released from Carroll County General Hospital.

Police said alcohol, speed and driver error were factors in the accident. Charges have not been filed.

In another accident Saturday, state police said Toby Eileen Fair, 45, was traveling west on Route 140 at 1:45 p.m. when she struck a 1989 Ford pickup truck stopped at a red light at routes 140 and 91 in Finksburg.

The pickup, driven by 33-year-old Timothy Daniel Horsey of the 1200 block of Marclee Road in Finksburg, then struck a 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier in front of it that was also stopped at the light. Ray Wayne Hahn, 49, of the 10800 block of Stang Road in Owings Mills, was driving the Cavalier.

Ms. Fair, of the 3000 block of Old Taneytown Road near Tyrone, was cited for failing to slow down, police said. She, Mr. Horsey and a passenger in Mr. Hahn's car, 9-year-old Nicole Hahn, were treated and released at Carroll County General.

The third accident occurred at Route 140 and Meadow Branch Road at 3:45 Saturday afternoon, city police reported.

Police said 17-year-old Bryan M. Parkhurst, of the 19700 block of Gunpowder Road in Millers, stopped at the intersection, then drove his 1967 Ford Mustang into the path of a 1992 Ford Taurus traveling west on Route 140.

The Taurus -- driven by Catherine P. Martin, 65, of the 100 block of Trevanion Road in Taneytown -- spun and struck a 1978 Ford Bronco, which was also westbound.

Police said the Bronco's driver, 22-year-old Matthew E. Bryant of the 1600 block of Hughes Shop Road in Westminster, was attempting to avoid the accident when Ms. Martin's car struck his.

Bryan Parkhurst, Ms. Martin and 59-year-old Leonard O. Shatzer, a passenger in Ms. Martin's car, were treated and released at Carroll County General.

Bryan Parkhurst was charged with failing to grant the right of way after stopping at a stop sign.


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