Paramedic, 7 others hurt in successive car crashes

April 10, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Eight people, including a paramedic who was injured while administering first aid, were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital after two accidents in quick succession in Mount Airy early Friday.

State police said the first collision occurred about 5:45 a.m. on Route 27 at Ridgeville Boulevard. A 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven north on Ridge Road by Margaret J. Shope, 47, of Catlettsburg, Ky., made a left turn into Ridgeville Boulevard in front of a southbound 1989 Ford Tempo, police said.

The Ford was driven by Robert Lee Mundy, 28, of the 400 block of Windy Knoll Drive, Mount Airy.

Paramedic Jamie Lee Stephens of Clarksburg was nearby when the crash was reported and quickly went to the scene.

While he was leaning in the window of Ms. Shope's car, administering first aid to injured passengers, the vehicle was struck by a southbound 1991 Ford Ranger driven by Allen L. Savage, 24, who lives in the 5900 block of Cabbage Spring Road, Mount Airy.

Mr. Savage was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Two medic units from New Market and Mount Airy took eight people to the Frederick hospital. All were released after treatment, a hospital spokeswoman said.

They were identified as Mr. Stephens, Mr. Mundy, Ms. Shope and passengers in Ms. Shope's vehicle: Bruce Shope, 34, and Jason McClanahan, 15, both of Catlettsburg; and Tiffany Pryor, 6, Rodney Huff, 9, and Melissa Huff, 10, all of the 3500 block of Third St. in Baltimore.

Police said Ms. Shope was given a traffic citation charging her with failure to yield a right of way.

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