Westminster man injured in crash on icy curve

January 20, 1999

A Westminster man was injured early yesterday when his car went out of control on an icy curve, struck a utility pole and overturned on Hook Road, state police said.

Joseph M. Thomas, 19, of the 1000 block of Hook Road was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

Thomas told troopers he was traveling at the speed limit, 40 mph, when he "hit a patch of black ice" at 12: 23 a.m., police said.

The investigation is continuing.

Pub Date: 1/20/99

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