ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY--Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

August 19, 1993

Elderly man in wheelchair badly injured by runaway car

An 83-year-old Lothian man in a wheelchair was struck by a runaway car Tuesday and remained in critical condition yesterday at Prince George's Hospital Center.

Joseph Emmerich, of the 100 block of Bayard Road, was in his wheelchair in front of his home when a 7-year-old boy got into a nearby 1989 Hyundai and started it.

The car lunged forward and hit Mr. Emmerich, police said. The child was visiting Mr. Emmerich.

Police said the keys were left in the car, and the child turned the ignition of the standard shift car.

Mr. Emmerich was taken by helicopter to the hospital.


* Edgewater: Stereo equipment and other property, all valued at $700, were stolen from a boat docked at the Pier 7 Marina in the first block of South River Club House Road between Aug. 10 and Sunday.

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