Police seek driver who caused car to strike cyclist

June 22, 1994

Howard County police are looking for the driver of a car they say caused another vehicle to strike and kill a 41-year-old Millersville woman as she rode her bicycle on Route 94 near Lisbon on Thursday.

Janis Seraphin, of the 500 block of Valleywood Way, died Friday of internal injuries at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Police said that Ms. Seraphin was riding south on Route 94 at about 5 p.m. when a car driving behind her crossed over the yellow line and to pass her, causing a northbound station wagon to swerve into Ms. Seraphin at the crest of a hill.

The driver of the station wagon, Rhonda Ford, of the 1700 block of Timberleigh Way in Woodbine, and her 13-year-old daughter were treated at Howard County General Hospital and released. Police said they do not intend to charge Ms. Ford.

Police have not been able to find the driver of the light-colored car that passed Ms. Seraphin and failed to stop at the accident. They said the vehicle may have been a Toyota Camry.

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