Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


April 28, 1993

Man hospitalized after 4-car crash in Westminster

A Pennsylvania man was in stable condition yesterday at Carroll County General Hospital after a four-vehicle collision in Westminster that occurred when he apparently passed out from a reaction to medication.

Westminster police said Bruce Whaite, 53, of Littlestown, was admitted to the hospital for observation after the 3:16 p.m. accident at Route 140 and Center Street.

Mr. Whaite was driving west on Route 140 when he had an allergic reaction to medication he had taken, police said. He tried to pull over to the side of the road, police said, but he apparently passed out as his car reached the left-turn lane.

His 1992 Toyota Corolla struck the rear of a 1988 Buick Century station wagon, which was pushed into the back of a 1977 Volvo station wagon. The Volvo was, in turn, pushed into the back of a school bus, police said. The two station wagons and the bus were waiting in the turn lane for the traffic light to change.

Mary P. Ulrich, 49, of Sparks, who was driving the Buick, and Beth J. Gazella, 35, of Westminster, who was driving the Volvo, were taken to the hospital, treated and released, police said.

The bus driver, Glenn E. Whiteman, 58, of Sykesville, who was alone on the bus, was unhurt.

Police said no charges were filed.


* Westminster: An official of Basically Computers reported that someone removed the spare tire from one of the company's vehicles. The loss was estimated at $150.

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