Two women are injured in accidents

August 30, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Two women, both motorcycle passengers injured in accidents over the weekend, were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to state police.

Officials said Cathy Naomie Hoff, 35, of the 1800 block of Keysville-Bruceville Road near Taneytown was admitted to University of Maryland Medical Center after surgery at the trauma center for a compound fracture of the thigh.

Investigators said she was riding on a 1989 Yamaha XT motorcycle driven by Terry Lamar Few, 33, of the same address. They were westbound on Sixes Bridges Road, a dirt and gravel single-lane road, about 5:50 p.m. Saturday when a 1975 Chevrolet Cheyenne approached from the opposite direction.

Police said Mr. Few braked and rolled the motorcycle on its side to avoid a head-on collision. The motorcycle slid under the Chevrolet, which had stopped.

Mr. Few was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, treated and held overnight. He was released Sunday, according to hospital officials.

The Chevrolet was driven by Brian J. Orndorft of Fairfield, Pa. He was not injured.

On Sunday, Lisa Ann Baratt, 22, of Damascus, Montgomery County, was flown to the trauma center with head, hand and knee injuries after the motorcycle on which she was riding overturned and slid into the grass median of Interstate 70 near Route 27.

Ms. Baratt underwent surgery at the center and was transferred to the UM Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said Phillip A. Baratt, 37, also of Damascus was driving a 1992 Harley Sportster east on I-70 about 12:15 p.m. and began to make a lane change when he lost control of the motorcycle on a curve and overturned.

The motorcycle and its passengers slid into the median and into trees.

Mr. Baratt was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released yesterday.

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