Hay ride accident in Clarksville leaves three hurt

October 13, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A hay ride gone awry injured three people, one critically, during the weekend at Hayes Field Airport in Clarksville.

About 11: 30 p.m. Saturday, a tractor was pulling a hay wagon in an open field next to the airfield when its front-end loader dug into the ground, causing the tractor to stop suddenly, police said.

The hitch between the tractor and the wagon then broke, and the driver and passengers were thrown to the ground, police said.

Police said they suspect operator error.

The driver, Stephen Todd Newton, 28, of Arbutus, was listed in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Passenger Eileen Elizabeth Bosley, 29, of the 7600 block of Mars Ave. in Baltimore, was flown to Shock Trauma with head injuries. She was treated and released Sunday.

Another passenger was taken to Montgomery County General Hospital, where he was treated for cuts and released. Four other passengers refused medical treatment.

Pub Date: 10/13/98

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