Boy carries injured brother for help Pickup overturns on Lawndale Road CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

August 27, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

An injured teen-ager carried his seriously injured 10-year-old brother uphill more than a quarter-mile to get help, after the pickup truck he was driving ran off Lawndale Road and overturned yesterday.

Michael D. Goodwin, 16, of the 2400 block of Lewis Lane and his brother Stephen were flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center in Baltimore in the state police MedEvac for treatment after the 1:20 p.m. accident yesterday.

Tfc. Craig Williams said the older boy was driving the truck

eastbound on Lawndale Road when the vehicle ran off the left side of the narrow dirt and stone road and up an embankment before striking the tree and rolling over on the right side.

The 16-year-old was able to get his younger sibling out of the overturned vehicle and carried him to the nearest house, over a ** quarter of a mile away.

A medic unit, two fire engines and state police were dispatched to the scene and fire officials called for the MedEvac helicopter.

Police said the pickup truck would be tested for possible brake failure, as there were no indications of skidding.

No charges were placed against the driver.

The narrow road was closed for about one hour while a tow truck righted and removed the overturned vehicle.

Hospital officials said the younger boy was admitted to the pediatrics intensive care unit in serious condition.

The older boy was released after treatment, officials said.

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