Driver taken to Shock Trauma after crash

July 20, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

A man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by state police helicopter last night after his car struck a telephone pole in front of a home at 341 Old Bachman Valley Road in Westminster.

Neighbors said the driver apparently was traveling south on Old Bachman Valley Road in a Honda Civic when he went off the right side of the road and struck the pole. Details of the crash were sketchy at press time, but there did not appear to be other vehicles involved.

The driver, who state police officers declined to identify pending notification of his family, was believed to have suffered severe internal injuries. He was wearing a seat belt and the car's air bag was engaged by the impact of the crash, police said.

"They [paramedics] couldn't touch him on the [right] side for long because of his injuries," said Tfc. George Prager of the victim. "Before they put him in the helicopter, he went into a state of unconsciousness . . . He couldn't feel anything when they touched him."

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