Two seriously injured in Sykesville accident

July 22, 1993|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

Three people were sent to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after a head-on collision on Route 32 in Sykesville.

Ruth Freida Fitch, 41, of the 1600 block of Avondale Road in New Windsor, was driving south on Route 32 near Freedom Avenue when her car ran off the right side of the road, according to state police.

When Ms. Fitch attempted to bring her 1991 Dodge Spirit back onto the road, the police report said, she crossed the center line, hitting a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Jennifer Jill Rukavina, 20, of the 2900 block of Carrolltown Road in Finksburg.

State police are unsure why Ms. Fitch lost control of her car.

Ms. Fitch and Ms. Rukavina were taken to Shock Trauma by helicopter.

Ms. Fitch was listed in critical but stable condition, and Ms. Rukavina was released yesterday afternoon.

John Gaither, 25, of the 13500 block of Highland Road in Highland, Howard County, was a front-seat passenger in Ms. Fitch's car.

He was taken by the Sykesville Medic Unit to Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, but was transferred to Shock Trauma yesterday afternoon. He was listed in serious condition.

A passenger in Ms. Rukavina's car, Brian Farrell, 23, of the first block of Breeze Branch Court in Timonium, was not injured.

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