Woman critically hurt in crash with van 5 men escape serious injury CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

August 13, 1993|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer

A 71-year-old Baltimore woman was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore last night after she drove her car into the path of a van on Route 140 east of Westminster.

Margaret Inez Bull, of the 1600 block of Waverly Way, was taken to the hospital by state police helicopter. She was alone in the car and was unconscious after the 1:40 p.m. crash, Tfc. Doug Reitz said.

None of the five men in the 1992 maroon Ford Econoline 250 van was seriously injured.

The trooper said Ms. Bull, who was driving a white 1988 four-door Oldsmobile Firenza, pulled away from a stop sign on the north side of Bethel Road to cross Route 140.

The van, driven by Gary Bauerlien, 34, of Taneytown was headed west in the left lane and could not avoid her car, the trooper said.

The van struck the front of the car, spinning it, then hit the rear of the car, he said.

He and the four other men in the van were returning to R&J Construction in Taneytown from a job in Reisterstown, Mr. Bauerlien said. He cut his right arm and was treated at the scene by Reese and Westminster paramedics.

The van passengers were Tim Dellospedale, 18, Mark Shorb, 24, and William Mansfield, 18, all of Westminster; and Steve Forman, 21, of New Windsor.

Mr. Mansfield was treated at the scene for minor injuries to his leg.

Westbound traffic on Route 140 was diverted to Bethel Road and then to Old Westminster Pike for about a half-hour until the Oldsmobile was removed.

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