Four-vehicle accident injures 3 at Glenelg High School

October 22, 1997|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

Traffic was stalled for an hour outside Glenelg High School yesterday morning after a collision involving three cars and a school bus that sent a Woodbine man to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Howard County police said the accident happened about 7: 20 a.m. on Burnt Woods Road near Sharp Road when an eastbound car was struck from the rear by another car and shoved into the path of a westbound school bus.

Police said the bus was carrying no passengers.

A traffic report said a Jaguar stopped suddenly on Burnt Woods Road because of congested traffic near the school.

The driver of a BMW behind the Jaguar, Harry M. Speake Jr., 42, of the 15000 block of Kenwood Circle, slowed and was rear-ended by an Oldsmobile, police said.

Speake's car was pushed into the path of the school bus and also struck the Jaguar. He was taken by MedEvac helicopter to Shock Trauma where he was listed in fair but stable condition yesterday.

Police said Speake, who was not wearing a seat belt, hit his chest on the steering wheel.

Two 15-year-old passengers in Speake's car were treated at Howard County General Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

None of the other drivers -- Sandra Kay Hood, 42, of Woodbine in the bus, a 16-year-old Mount Airy boy in the Oldsmobile, and a 17-year-old Woodbine boy in the Jaguar -- was injured, according to police, who said two young passengers in the Oldsmobile also were unhurt.

All the teens involved in the accident were on their way to Glenelg High, according to police.

No one was charged in the accident, police said.

Pub Date: 10/22/97

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