Woman, 2 children injured in collision on Route 198

February 29, 1996

A Laurel woman was thrown from her car while her 5-year-old son was held in place by his seat belt in a crash Tuesday at Route 198 and Brock Bridge Road, county police said. The mother and son were listed in good condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

The occupants of the other car involved in the accident, a Severn man and his 10-year-old son, suffered less serious injuries. Barrington Phillip Brown, 49, of the 1800 block of Hawk Court, did not receive medical treatment. His son, David Brown, who had facial injuries, was listed in good condition at Children's Hospital in Washington.

Police said Christine Ann Butler, 27, and her son, Travis Dean Butler, of the 8200 block of Washington St. in Laurel, who sustained multiple injuries, were headed west on Route 198 in her 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado when she tried to turn left onto Brock Bridge Road.

An eastbound 1995 Nissan Sentra driven by Mr. Brown struck the Toronado just behind the passenger side door, police said. The impact pushed the Toronado onto a curb and and flung Ms. Butler through the passenger door, which had sprung open, police said.

Mr. Brown's car spun around in the intersection and came to rest pointing southwest on Laurel Fort Meade Road. Although both front seat air bags opened in the Sentra, Mr. Brown's son hit the the windshield, police said.

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