Two Fatal Collisions On Perring Involve Speeding, Rental Cars

A Woman Died Friday, 2 Killed, 3 Hurt Sunday

April 28, 1997|By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF

A rental car speeding at an estimated 90 mph slammed into a taxicab on Perring Parkway in Northeast Baltimore early yesterday, killing two of its passengers and injuring three other people, authorities reported.

Officer Joseph Spallone of the Northeastern District saw the accident as he was setting up a radar for speed enforcement at Perring and Hillen Road at 1: 30 a.m.

Three passengers were ejected from the cab by the impact. Killed were Nathan Bland, 30, of the 2600 block of Mayberry Court and Theresa Ramsey, 33, of the 4300 block of Belair Road.

Police said charges were pending against the driver of the rented Oldsmobile Sierra. The driver was listed in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with a broken arm and abrasions.

The cab driven by Antoine Thompson, 36, was turning left onto Hillen from the northbound lanes of Perring when it was hit on the passenger side by the southbound car.

Both drivers were injured, along with the third passenger in the cab, Dionne Ware, 26, of the 2600 block of Berry Court, who was in guarded condition at Bayview. The cabbie was released after treatment at Sinai Hospital.

The collision was the second fatal accident of the weekend linked to rental cars and speeding along Perring Parkway. The other occurred at 10: 30 p.m. Friday at Perring and Echodale Avenue, where a northbound rental car slammed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a red light, flew into the air and landed on another car.

Killed was 42-year-old Diane Andrea Moore Jones, of the 1900 block of Belvedere Ave., a passenger in the rented Chevrolet Celebrity driven by James Earl Goodman, 43, of the same address. All three drivers were released after hospital treatment. Charges are pending, police said.

Pub Date: 4/28/97

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