Car lands on another, killing driver

August 15, 1993|By Larry Carson | Larry Carson,Staff Writer

A Randallstown man died early yesterday in a bizarre accident on the Baltimore Beltway near Liberty Road, when an out-of-control car hit a gully, became airborne and landed on top of the man's 1986 Cadillac.

The traffic death was one of three in Maryland late Friday and Saturday, police said.

In the other accidents, a 19-year old Prince George's County bicyclist was killed as a result of a hit-and-run accident in Riverdale early yesterday, and a 22-year old Rockville woman was killed in a motorcycle accident near Easton Friday night.

Baltimore County

David Gordon West, 52, of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle, Randallstown, was driving south on the Beltway about 12:20 a.m. yesterday when his car was flattened, killing him.

A passenger, Barbara Lee Connor, 44, of the 2800 block Harlem Avenue, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She was in critical but stable condition yesterday.

State police said a 1993 Pontiac driven by Robert Louis Tomlinson, 45, of Columbia, went out of control in the southbound slow lane west of Liberty Road and hit the rear of a 1980 Mercury.

As a result of what investigators said was a minor collision, the Pontiac ran off the right side of the Beltway into a gully and then returned to the roadway in the air, landing on Mr. West's Cadillac.

Mr. Tomlinson was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of minor injuries. Two boys, ages 2 and 6, who were in his car, were treated at Sinai Hospital and released. Both were protected by child safety seats.

No one in the Mercury was injured.

Police said they do not know what made Mr. Tomlinson's car go out of control. Charges had not been filed yesterday, pending a full investigation, police said.

Prince George's County

Alonzo B. Bravo, 19, of Riverdale, was riding a bicycle across the 6400 block of Riverdale Road just after midnight when a dark-colored car leaving the Baltimore-Washington Parkway hit him, Prince George's County police reported.

Mr. Bravo was knocked off his bicycle into the road and was immediately hit again by a 1988 Oldsmobile driven by Concetta Bianchini, 43,who stopped to render aid and call the police. Mr. Bravo was killed.

The first car involved did not stop, police said.

Talbot County

Adrienna Joy Logan, 22, of Rockville, was a passenger on a 1984 Yamaha motorcycle that ran off Route 343 on a curve near Easton about 6:20 p.m. Friday, hitting a telephone pole.

State police said Ms. Logan suffered severe abdominal injuries when she fell off the sliding motorcycle and head injuries when she hit the telephone pole.

The driver, Samuel Timothy Bell, 19, of Cambridge, was treated and released at Dorchester General Hospital.

Both wore helmets, state police said.

Charges were pending.

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