Two hurt in four-car crash on Route 32 on Saturday

April 26, 1994

Howard County police say seat belts saved the lives of two Howard men in a four-car accident on Route 32 in Simpsonville on Saturday.

Police said the 7:15 p.m. accident began when the driver of a westbound Toyota pick-up, Robert Young of Glenelg, hit a guardrail and the truck traveled across the center line.

Mr. Young's vehicle hit an eastbound 1989 Ford Taurus, which spun on impact and was struck by an eastbound 1991 Nissan Maxima. Seconds later, another eastbound vehicle, a Chevrolet Geo Metro, slammed into the Maxima, police said.

Mr. Young and the driver of the Taurus, Joseph Green of Clarksville, were flown by state police helicopter to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Mr. Young was reported in fair condition yesterday and Mr. Green was released over the weekend, a hospital spokesman said. Both were wearing seat belts.

The driver and passenger in the Maxima, Celia Benjamin of Rockville and Frances Penenburgh of Bethesda, were treated and released at Howard County General on Saturday. Amy Warehime, of New Windsor, who drove the Geo, refused treatment at the scene, police said.

The investigation is continuing.


* Town Center: 10200 block of Windstream Drive: The owner of a 1992 Isuzu Trooper heard its alarm and saw four men trying to steal her vehicle Saturday, police said.

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