Westminster crashes send boy, 8, and 4 adults to trauma center

January 23, 1994|By Bill Talbott and Anne Haddad | Bill Talbott and Anne Haddad,Staff Writers

Five people were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after two car crashes Thursday and Friday in the Westminster area.

Four people, including an 8-year-old boy, were injured in a two-car collision on Route 482 at Old Manchester Road about noon Friday.

Laura Ann Sanders, 18, of the 4300 block of Downhill Terrace, Hampstead, was driving a Geo Storm west on Route 482 when her car and a Chevrolet Corsica collided. The Corsica, driven by Sheila A. Robertson, 46, of the 2700 block of Sykesville Road, was headed north on Old Manchester Road, state police said.

After the initial collision, the Geo ran off the highway, struck a utility pole and was then struck from behind by the Corsica as it spun 180 degrees after the first impact, police said.

Fire and rescue volunteers worked for 40 minutes to extricate Ms. Sanders from the car. Also injured in Ms. Sanders' car were her mother, Helen C. Drummond, 57, of the 4100 block of Creswell Terrace, Hampstead; and her cousin, William T. Drummond, 8, of the 3700 block of Castle Drive, Hampstead.

Ms. Sanders and William were discharged from Shock Trauma yesterday. Ms. Drummond was in serious condition at Shock Trauma yesterday.

Mrs. Robertson was in good condition at Shock Trauma yesterday.

Investigators said Mrs. Robertson failed to stop at the stop sign on Old Manchester Road. Charges have not yet been filed, police said.

In the other accident, a man injured in a three-car crash about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Malcolm Drive at Nursery Road was listed in serious condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The injured man, Billy Matthews, 20, of Owings Mills was a passenger in the back seat of a 1979 Pontiac Firebird. The driver, Kenneth E. Calderone, 27, of Hanover, Pa., made a left turn in front of a northbound car driven by Daren T. Bowen, 25, of Hampstead, police said.

The force of the collision spun the Firebird into the front of a 1985 Ford truck stopped on Nursery Road.

Neither Mr. Bowen nor the driver of the truck, Stephen Malcolm, 35, of Westminster was injured, police said.

Mr. Calderone and a passenger in the Firebird's front seat, Scott Broadfoot, 20, of Owings Mills were taken to Carroll County General Hospital and released after treatment, according to police.

Investigators charged Mr. Calderone with failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn from Route 97 into Crossroads Square.

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