Two injured in collision near Ridges

April 11, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

An Annapolis man and a Crofton woman were seriously injured Tuesday when the man's car crossed the center line of Defense Highway near the entrance to The Ridges and plowed into another car, county police said.

Richard Lewis Gorman, 73, of the 900 block of Schooner Circle was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Carol Jean Kosar-Meadows, 38, of the 2800 block of Bargate Court was in stable condition at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Police said Mr. Gorman was traveling east and Ms. Meadows west when Mr. Gorman's 1991 Buick LeSabre crossed the center line for no apparent reason and smashed into the left front of Ms. Meadows' 1993 Toyota Camry.

The impact spun both cars about 90 degrees, and they came to rest on the shoulder of the westbound lane of Defense Highway, police said.

Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.

Detention center inmate reported missing after work

An Anne Arundel County Detention Center inmate serving a 60-day sentence for drug possession failed to return from his work release job Tuesday, county police said yesterday.

Alfred August Wells, 45, whose last known address was in the 1300 block of Taylor Ave. in Annapolis, left the detention center for Popeye's restaurant in the first block of Defense St. in Annapolis about 1: 30 p.m. and was scheduled to return at 1: 15 a.m. When he had not returned by 5 a.m., security guards called police.

18 windbreakers stolen from Annapolis Mall store

Someone stole 18 windbreakers, valued at $864, from Things Remembered in Annapolis Mall while the store was open Monday, county police said.

Melanie Menson, the store manager, called police shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday and told them the jackets were taken between 1: 30 p.m. and 2: 30 p.m.

Pub Date: 4/11/96

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