Crash traps, injures Sykesville teen

June 05, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

A 15-year-old Sykesville girl was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the car in which she was riding was struck by a pickup truck on Route 26 at Klees Mill Road about 3 p.m. Friday.

Faye C. Wilson was trapped in a 1986 Ford Mustang for 35 minutes after the collision, state police said.

The girl was listed in fair condition yesterday.

Officers said the Mustang, driven by Daniel Sobchak, 18, was eastbound on Liberty Road and starting to make a left turn onto Klees Mill Road when a westbound 1988 Ford F150 truck crashed into the passenger's side of the car.

Rescue workers climbed into the car to give emergency treatment to the girl before they were able to extract her from the wreckage and put her in a state police helicopter.

The driver of the pickup, Thomas J. Murphy II, 39, of Westminster was not injured.

Mr. Sobchak had minor injuries, but was not hospitalized. State police said they issued him a citation in the accident, but could not specify the charge.

About the same time Friday, an automobile driven by a Charles County man crashed into the rear of a school bus on Route 32 at Route 97 when the car's engine stalled, state police reported.

The car was driven by Stephen Elder of LaPlata and the bus by Maric Lutz of the 1200 block of Deer Park Road, police said. The car slid under the bus, they said.

Mr. Elder told police he was unable to apply enough pressure to his brake pedal after the car's engine died to avoid the collision.

The bus was carrying 13 students. Police said no one was injured.

Police charged Mr. Elder with failure to properly control his vehicle.

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