A Finksburg woman was in serious but stable condition yesterday after being injured in an auto accident Friday in Westminster.
Cathy Schultz, 24, of the 2500 block of Cedarhurst Road was one of two people flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in MedEvac helicopters after the crash on Route 140 near Malcolm Drive on Friday afternoon.
The other, Lowell Curry III, 20, of the 2100 block of Winwood Terrace, New Windsor, was released from the hospital Friday evening, a Shock Trauma spokeswoman said.
Westminster police said Mr. Curry was driving a Toyota Tercel station wagon, in which Ms. Schultz was a passenger, west on Route 140 and made a left turn in the crossover to go into the 140 Village Shopping Center. Officers said Mr. Curry had stopped at the stop sign but was waved on by the drivers in the two through lanes of eastbound traffic.
Police said Mr. Curry started to cross the eastbound lanes and drove into the path of a Ford pickup truck that was in the right turn lane.
The Toyota was struck on the passenger's side and knocked against a curb by the truck.
Rescue crews from Westminster and Reese used lifesaving tools to cut the top off the Tercel and remove Mr. Curry and Ms. Schultz from the vehicle.
The driver of the pickup truck, Mark G. McLaughlin, 40, of the 1963 block of Bachmans Valley Road in Manchester, was not seriously injured, police said.
Traffic was blocked in the eastbound lanes from 3:50 p.m. until 5 p.m. and in the westbound lanes while the helicopters were on the ground.