Five women injured in two separate accidents Crashes in Taneytown, Hampstead

two people also hurt in Westminster

October 01, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Five women were injured in two separate auto accidents within 15 minutes yesterday in Taneytown and Hampstead.

And, a mid-morning crash at Route 140 and Cranberry Road in Westminster sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

One of the victims in the Taneytown crash, an 82-year-old Taneytown woman, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment.

Taneytown police said that accident occurred when the woman, Alberta Lanier, of Baptist Road in Taneytown, pulled her 1987 Ford Crown Victoria from the parking lot of Taneytown Bank and Trust Co. into the path of an eastbound 1992 Chevrolet van driven by Sandra Jusus, 39, of Widefield, Colo.

Ms. Jusus was taken to Carroll County General Hospital by ambulance for treatment of what police said appeared to be minor injuries.

The 4:05 p.m. crash, in the 200 block of E. Baltimore St., closed the road for about 30 minutes. Traffic was detoured around the crash by police.

Three women were taken to Carroll County General after a rear-end collision on Route 30 in front of Black & Decker Co. in Hampstead about 4:20 p.m.

State police said traffic had stopped to allow a train to cross the busy highway. As vehicles started to move north after the train passed, a Toyota Corolla struck one of the slow-moving cars, a Chevrolet, in the rear and forced it into the Ford Aerostar van in front of it.

Police said the drivers' injuries appeared to be minor, but they were taken to the hospital for examinations and treatment.

Investigators said the driver of the Corolla said she had suffered a seizure just before her car struck the Chevrolet.

The northbound lane of Route 30 was blocked for about 40 minutes, police said.

Earlier yesterday, three people received minor injuries in a four-vehicle crackup about 10:15 a.m. in Westminster.

State police said the driver of a Kenworth tractor-trailer carrying pastry and bread, lost his brakes as the rig approached Cranberry Road westbound on Route 140. The tractor struck the rear of a stopped aluminum and glass installation truck.

The smaller truck had a packet of aluminum rods, extending about 30 inches past the end of its bed, which pierced the grill and radiator of the tractor.

The force of the collision pushed the smaller truck into the rear of a Chevrolet Lumina containing two people. They were taken to Carroll County General for treatment of what police said appeared to be minor injuries.

Police said the tractor-trailer also struck the rear of a Toyota GT-S in the lane to the left of it. The driver of that car also was taken to the hospital.

The accident caused a traffic backup for several hours as police and a deputy sheriff closed all but one lane of the three-lane road.

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