Accident injures four on Route 32 in Marriottsville

November 05, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

Four people were injured, including one man who was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, in a four-vehicle accident early yesterday in Marriottsville.

The accident, on Route 32 near the Carroll County line just south of Sykesville, delayed traffic for about an hour.

Commuters on Route 32 were backed up almost to Interstate 70 to the south and as far north as Route 26 in Eldersburg, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a Howard County police spokesman.

Brian David Chelden, 25, of the 600 block of Lynn Way, Sykesville, was flown by state police helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he was listed in fair condition.

Three people were taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, where they were treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

The accident began about 6:45 a.m. when the driver of a 1993 BMW, traveling west on River Road, turned into the southbound lane of Route 32, county police said.

The BMW, driven by Sue Yim, 37, of the 1000 block of River Road in Sykesville, collided with Mr. Chelden's 1985 Ford Escort, heading north on Route 32, police reported.

The BMW was struck in the rear by a northbound 1993 Ford Ranger truck. The impact sent Ms. Yim's BMW spinning clockwise into the rear of a southbound 1990 Nissan truck, police said.

Ms. Yim and her passenger, Jean Yim, 14, were taken to Howard County General, as was John Bryan Gray, 34, of the 1200 block of Tugwell Drive, Baltimore, who was driving the Ford truck, county police said.

The driver of the Nissan truck, Richard G. Piquet Sr., 56, of the 800 block of Wilda Drive, Westminster, refused treatment, police said.

Ms. Yim was charged with failure to yield the right of way, police said. Mr. Gray was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

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