Little boy hurt when car skids on icy Route 450

February 17, 1994

A 23-month-old Gambrills boy was critically injured yesterday when the Suzuki Sidekick his mother was driving skidded on ice and careened into a tree on Route 450, county police said.

Francis Granito, who lives on Branchwood Terrace, was flown by MedEvac helicopter to the D.C. Children's Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, said Officer Terry Crowe, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

The child sustained head injuries when the car crashed into the tree. The collision smashed in the front door on the passenger side where the boy was seated, Officer Crowe said.

The accident occurred at 7:50 a.m. when the boy's mother, 40-year-old Cynthia Granito, was driving west along Route 450 on a curve just past Hermitage Hills Drive, Officer Crowe reported.

POLICE LOG

* Crofton: Thieves stole more than $7,000 worth of tools and appliances from a house under construction and a construction storage bin in the 1600 block of Turneys Court last weekend. A York gas furnace was taken from the house and a generator, two compressors and tools were taken from the storage bin.

* Millersville: Someone broke into the engineering building at the county landfill on Burns Crossing Road last weekend, but nothing was taken. Scott Simmons, 29, who discovered the break-in Monday morning, told county police that computers are usually kept in the building but that he had taken them out Friday.

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