Crashes near reservoir, in Silver Run hurt 4

Three in serious condition at Shock Trauma Center

May 11, 1999|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Four people were injured yesterday in two unrelated accidents, including a near head-on collision on Route 26 near the Liberty Reservoir in Carroll County, state police said.

The four were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and one was released yesterday afternoon.

The other accident occurred on Route 97 in Silver Run, police said.

Troy Curtis, 34, of Baltimore was traveling west on Route 26 near the Liberty Reservoir bridge about 8: 30 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep, state police said.

His Chevrolet crossed the center line and collided with a Honda sedan driven by Judith Snyder, 48, of Sykesville.

Curtis was in serious but stable condition yesterday, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore trauma center said.

Snyder was treated and released, the spokeswoman said.

The second accident involved three Pennsylvania drivers on Route 97.

State police said Fred L. Hyser, 43, of Gettysburg, who was traveling north near Silver Run Valley Road when his pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a southbound Ford Taurus about 7: 30 a.m.

The Taurus was driven by Margaret L. O'Neil, 48, of Gettysburg.

Susan M. Jordan, 30, of Littlestown was driving a 1998 Saturn behind the Taurus and was unable to avoid hitting it, police said.

Jordan was taken by ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital, where she apparently was evaluated but not admitted, a spokeswoman at the county hospital said.

Hyser and O'Neil were taken by MedEvac helicopter to the trauma center, where they were in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

In an accident Saturday, two teen-agers were injured in a one-car crash on Route 97 near Union Mills.

The driver, Stephen E. Lawson, 16, of Finksburg, apparently fell asleep at 1: 15 p.m. as he was driving north about a mile and a half north of Stone Road and struck a tree, police said.

He and a passenger, Eric M. Noel, 17, of Hanover, Pa., were taken by state MedEvac helicopter to the trauma center.

Noel was released Saturday, and Lawson remained in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

No charges had been filed in any of the accidents.

Pub Date: 5/11/99

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