Woman and her daughter seriously hurt in collision

September 09, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An Annapolis woman and her daughter suffered serious head injuries yesterday when their car was struck by an oncoming pickup truck as the woman tried to turn left onto southbound Ritchie Highway from a U.S. 50 exit ramp.

Mary Aytch, 48, whose street address police said they could not confirm yesterday, was flown by MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed in serious but stable condition.

Her daughter, Pamela Nicholson, who police said was between 10 and 13, was thrown partially through the back window of the 1992 Dodge Shadow. She was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was listed in good condition.

State Trooper First Class Mary Griffies said Pamela was sitting in the back seat and not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred just before 8: 50 a.m. The driver of a 1995 Toyota pickup truck, Rodney Crozier, 46, of West River suffered minor injuries but refused treatment, Griffies said.

Griffies said Crozier was driving north on Ritchie Highway, south of U.S. 50, when Aytch's car pulled out in front of him.

Shady Side

Man surrenders to police, is charged in rape, assault

An 20-year-old man surrendered to county police Monday, admitting, police said, that he had raped and assaulted a 38-year-old Shady Side woman earlier that day.

Andre Terrill Tyler of the 1500 block of Crowner Drive in Shadyside was charged with first- and second-degree rape and assault and breaking and entering with intent to commit rape, police said.

Police spokeswoman Officer Carol Frye said Tyler told them he did not know the victim but had seen her around the neighborhood. Tyler turned himself in about 8 p.m. Monday, telling police that "his conscience got the better of him," Frye said.

The victim was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Police said a man crawled through the unlocked first-floor window of a home on Ellington Drive about 1 a.m. Monday, went to a bedroom on the second floor, where he found the victim asleep, climbed into her bed, attacked her and fled out the front door.

Pub Date: 9/09/98

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