Pasadena man critically injured as his pickup spins off road

September 26, 1995

A 24-year-old Pasadena man remained in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a weekend accident on Solley Road.

Joseph Robert Walters of the 700 block of 218th St. was northbound about 2:20 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 1978 Chevrolet pickup and drove off the right side of the road, county police said.

When Mr. Walters tried to steer back onto the road, the vehicle spun counterclockwise and struck a small embankment on the left side of the road, which caused the truck to overturn, a police report said.

Mr. Walters was pinned inside for about 90 minutes. He was flown to Shock Trauma by state police helicopter and treated for severe back and leg injuries. Police said alcohol was a contributing factor.

Campaign set to pay for school's sign

The Fort Smallwood Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a "Buy a Brick" campaign to help buy a new sign at the school entrance. Students at the Center for Applied Technology North will build the sign, which is expected to cost about $1,500.

Bricks are $5 each. A model of the proposed sign is on display in the school lobby. Contributors will be listed in a commemorative booklet.

Send contributions to: Buy a Brick, Fort Smallwood Elementary School, 1720 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena 21122.

& Information: 222-6450.

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