Car hits trees at over 90 mph driver hurt

March 15, 1994

A 24-year-old Ellicott City man was severely injured Friday night when his sports car slammed into several trees at more than 90 mph, Howard County police said.

Scott Randall Taylor of the 10100 block of Green Clover Drive was reported in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday.

Police said Mr. Taylor was driving his Nissan 300ZX east in the 3800 block of Folly Quarter Road at 11:15 p.m. Friday when an officer in a police car traveling in the opposite direction called another officer, warning him of a car traveling in excess of 90 mph.

Before Mr. Taylor arrived at the second officer's stationary police radar, his car went out of control and spun off the road into trees.

Even though he wore a seat belt, the victim was thrown from the car. He was taken to the trauma center by a state police helicopter, county police said.

The investigation is continuing, police said.

Baltimore man hit by car at Route 40, Rogers Ave.

A 25-year-old Baltimore man who was hit by a car at an Ellicott City intersection Saturday afternoon was reported in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.

Howard County police said David Leon Hartbarger of the 6400 block of Danville Ave. had stepped into a lane at Route 40 and Rogers Avenue at 4 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a 1990 Pontiac Bonneville that was making a left turn from the eastbound side of Route 40.

The driver of the vehicle, Lynn Chungi Ra, 47, of the 3200 block of West Springs Drive, was not injured. No charges have been filed, police said.


*Ellicott City: 3200 block of Bethany Lane: Diving equipment was taken from Bethany Water Sports on Thursday. Police responding to an alarm found the store's front window and a display case smashed.

*Elkridge: 6600 block of Route 1: A small amount of cash was taken from Ed's Mobile Home Supply Wednesday night or Thursday morning after someone entered through a basement window, police said.

7700 block of Route 1: A beige 1983 Dodge conversion van with Maryland tags APK961 was stolen Thursday night or Friday. The vehicle was parked outside the 999 Bar, police said.

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