A driver hurt, other isn't as dump truck hits car

September 07, 1994

A Pennsylvania man was injured yesterday when the car he was driving was struck by a dump truck at the intersection of Route 175 and Dobbin Road, Howard County police said.

John Koltonowski, of Butler, Pa., was reported in fair condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday.

Police said the driver of the truck, Michael Machen of the 100 block of Sunlight Circle in Ferndale, was not injured.

Mr. Machen will be charged with running a stop light, said Cpl. Fred Von Briesen of the traffic enforcement section.

About 12:30 p.m., police said, Mr. Koltonowski was making a left turn onto Route 175 from the northbound lane of Dobbin Road. His tan Toyota Camry rental car was hit on the driver's side by a green dump truck owned by A&T Excavations of Pasadena.

Rescuers worked for 20 minutes to extricate Mr. Koltonowski from his vehicle, said Lt. Chris Shimer, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue.

Mr. Koltonowski was flown to the trauma center by a state police MedEvac helicopter for treatment of possible internal injuries, rescue workers said.

Grants to help pay for service projects

The Columbia Council has established a $1,000 grant program to pay for community service projects initiated by high school students.

Up to $250 will be awarded to projects meeting the community service criteria established by the council.

Applications and a copy of the criteria are available at county high schools, village community centers and the Columbia Association headquarters at 10221 Wincopin Circle. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 3.

Information: 715-3163.


* Owen Brown: 11000 block of Broken Land Parkway: Residents saw men tampering with a 1993 Nissan Maxima Thursday. The suspects fled when the car's alarm sounded, police said.

* Kings Contrivance: 7200 block of Cadence Court: A brown 1981 Datsun was stolen last Wednesday, police said.

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