16 hurt in collision involving MTA bus, car near Owings Mills Two seriously injured in afternoon accident

October 15, 1997|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Melody Simmons contributed to this article.

At least 16 people were injured, two of them seriously, in an accident involving an MTA bus and a car yesterday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Owings Mills, county police said.

The accident, in the 11000 block of Reisterstown Road near Gentle Brook Road, occurred about 2: 45 p.m., according to Officer Brian Jednorski, a traffic investigator. Jednorski said a 1997 Dodge Neon rear-ended a bus that was pulling away from a stop sign at Reisterstown and Pleasant Hill roads.

After the initial collision with the bus' bumper, the Neon became wedged between the bus and a guardrail along Reisterstown Road, Jednorski said.

Two people in the Neon were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center by state police helicopter and a third was transported by ambulance to Sinai Hospital, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Thirteen of the 21 people on the bus were transported to either Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown or Sinai Hospital, although Mass Transit Administration spokesman Anthony Brown characterized their injuries as minor. The bus driver, Clifford Iris Hudgins, 36, was not injured.

One person at the scene reported chest pains and was taken to the hospital, police said.

The identities and conditions of those injured in the collision were not available yesterday, Jednorski said.

Baltimore County police were investigating the accident, which caused an extensive traffic jam along Reisterstown Road, Toohey said, and the precise cause had not been determined.

Pub Date: 10/15/97

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