4 seriously injured when van hits car on Ritchie Highway

January 26, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Four people were seriously injured and four others were taken to hospitals yesterday after a mini-passenger bus struck a 1991 Cadillac De Ville at Ritchie Highway and College Parkway.

Police said the driver of the Cadillac, Walter Leo Sexton of the 600 block of Kensington Ave. in Severna Park, had stopped at a red traffic signal on southbound Ritchie Highway shortly after 9 a.m.

The minibus driven by Willie Mortimer Moreland of the 200 block of Drover Way in Stevensville for Towson-based Adult Day Care of America hit Mr. Sexton's car, police said. The impact pushed the Cadillac about 100 feet through the intersection and into a guardrail, trapping Mr. Sexton, police said.

Mr. Sexton, 56, was reported in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Margaret Meyer, 58, of the 700 block of Cresswell St. in Baltimore, Helen Skeeters, 73, of the 300 block of Bishop Ave. in Baltimore and Mary Harold, 65, of the 1600 block of Clay Hill Road in Annapolis were all reported in serious condition at Shock Trauma.

Joseph Duckett, 68, of the 700 block of 210th St. in Pasadena was reported in good condition at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Barbara Duvall, 66, of the 1200 block of Pine Cone Court in Severn, Joyce Brinkley, 73, of the 7500 block of Lemon Tree Court in Hanover, and Mary Miedzienowski, 67, of the 6200 block of Graveland Road in Linthicum were all treated at the Medical Center and released.

Mr. Moreland, 65, suffered minor injuries.

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