Woman remains at Shock Trauma after accident NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

August 25, 1993

A Virginia woman remained in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after her car was struck by a dump truck in Annapolis Junction late Monday afternoon.

Mari Jean Kerwin, 24, of the 1700 block of Cool Spring Drive in Alexandria was attempting to make a left turn onto Dorsey Run Road from Junction Drive at 5:20 p.m. when her Mazda RX7 crossed the path of a dump truck traveling south on Dorsey Run Road, Howard County police said.

The truck hit the Mazda's driver-side door and spun the two-door car.

Ms. Kerwin was taken by ambulance to Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital in Laurel, but she was soon flown to the trauma unit at University of Maryland Medical Center.

The truck driver, Thomas William Burke, 35, of the 17900 block of Garden Lane in Hagerstown, was not seriously injured.

Mr. Burke refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Police are investigating the accident.


* North Laurel: 9600 block of Baltimore Ave.: A rear patio door was pried open and two handguns stolen from a residence early Aug. 18.

* Scaggsville: 8200 block of Hammond Branch Way: Someone attempted to burglarize a storage shed some time between Aug. 15 and Sunday.

* Jessup: 7900 block of Old Jessup Road: A videocassette recorder and microwave were taken when a burglar entered a residence through an unlocked window between Thursday and Saturday.

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