Columbia driver dies, 2 sisters hurt in crash Police say car's speed contributed to accident

March 17, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A Columbia woman was killed and her two sisters were seriously injured after she lost control of a speeding car and it crashed into a tree Thursday night on Dobbin Road, Howard County police said.

Romina Sahand, 19, of the 9300 block of Farewell Road in Columbia's Oakland Mills village, was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital shortly after the 10 p.m. accident.

Her 11-year-old sister, Rozita, underwent surgery at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Friday and was later transferred to the University of Maryland pediatric intensive care unit, where she is listed in critical condition.

Another sister, Helina, 20, was discharged Friday from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after having spent the night there.

Traffic investigators said none of the victims wore a seat belt.

According to police, Romina Sahand was driving a Nissan car north on Dobbin Road, just north of McGaw Court in Columbia's Owen Brown village. Police said she apparently was speeding when the car veered off the road and slammed head-on into a tree.

The driver was taken by ambulance to the Columbia hospital.

Her sisters were transported by a state police MedEvac helicopter and an ambulance to treatment in Baltimore, police said.

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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