5 vehicles hit steers on road

March 14, 1995|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Four Black Angus steers escaped from a farm near Mount Airy and were struck by five vehicles in four separate accidents Saturday night.

In the most serious of the accidents, Michael G. Vlahos Jr., 49, of Mount Airy was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after his motorcycle struck a steer on Ridge Road near Watersville Road West at 9:27 p.m. Saturday, said state police said.

Mr. Vlahos was in good condition yesterday, a spokeswoman said.

Officers said the same steer was struck by a 1986 Ford Taurus traveling behind Mr. Vlahos and driven by Barbara Gail Asner, 50, of Randallstown. She was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released, according to a spokeswoman. Police said the steer was killed in the collision with the Ford.

The first accident happened about 8:40 p.m. when a 1987 Chevrolet Sprint driven by Theresa P. Mahoney, 34, of Damascus was eastbound on Watersville Road West and hit one of the animals. At 8:55 p.m., a 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Jacqueline Lea Dodson, 28, of Walkersville struck one of the animals while Ms. Dodson's vehicle was westbound on Watersville.

About the same time, a 1984 Pontiac Sunbird driven eastbound on the same road by Charles R. Keller, 18, of Damascus struck a steer.

No injuries were reported among the drivers or passengers in those three accidents. Police said the steers apparently broke out of a barn on the farm of James Austin Knill.

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