Rockville man seriously injured in 1 of several crashes

November 10, 1997|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

The weekend's wet weather contributed to several accidents on Howard County roads, including one that left a Rockville man seriously injured, Howard County police said.

By 3 p.m. Friday, at least 16 accidents had occurred, said police spokesman Sgt. Steven E. Keller.

In the most serious Friday accident, a Mitsubishi Eclipse hydroplaned across the center line of Route 97 and collided with a Chevrolet Celebrity north of Route 144 at 8 a.m., Keller said.

Martin Lynch, 47, of Rockville, driver of the Celebrity, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in serious but stable condition, Keller said.

The driver of the Eclipse, Julie Iampieri, 25, of Baltimore was in stable condition at Howard County General Hospital.

Neither car had passengers.

About 11: 50 a.m., a Howard Area Transit Service bus struck a Chevrolet Blazer from behind at U.S. 1 and Gorman Road, injuring the Blazer's driver, said investigating Officer J. B. Schlossnagle.

The driver of the Blazer, Donna Shoene, 42, of Glen Burnie was treated and released from Laurel Regional Hospital.

The bus had one passenger, a HATS employee. No one else was injured. The Blazer was stopped at the red light at Gorman in the southbound lane when the Ford E-350 van's brakes locked, sending the bus skidding into the Blazer, Schlossnagle said.

The van driver, Patrick Maurice Gregg, 27, of Baltimore was charged with failure to control the speed of a vehicle, Schlossnagle said.

Pub Date: 11/10/97

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