Six people were injured yesterday in a three-car accident that ended with a driverless car crashing into a motel satellite-dish support, county police said.
The accident occurred about 10: 30 a.m. in front of the Boston Market in the 6400 block of Baltimore National Pike, police said. A 1992 Mazda driven by Antoine Taylor, 21, of the 1500 block of West Franklin St. and a 1998 Kia Sephia collided. The impact pushed the Kia into a 1988 Toyota pickup truck trying to turn into the Boston Market parking lot, police said.
The truck's driver, Richard O. Schurmann, 68, of the 400 block of Seminole Ave., was not injured. Schurmann saw smoke coming from the Mazda and noticed the engine was still running after the accident, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Vickie Warehime. Schurmann pulled Taylor from the smoking car, Warehime said.
The Mazda, which was in gear, began to move forward. It jumped a curb and crashed into the concrete support of a satellite dish next to Knights Inn, Warehime said.
Taylor was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition yesterday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The driver of the Kia and four passengers, three of them children, were flown to Johns HopkinsHospital, police said.
The driver, Annie Hudson, 44, of the 1700 block of Darley Ave., was being evaluated late yesterday and her condition was not available, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Passengers Sheryl Reeves, 28, Corey E. Reeves, 1, and David Reeves, 6, all of the 3600 block of Yenner Lane, were also being evaluated at Hopkins yesterday. A fourth passenger, Stephanie Hudson, 7, also of the Darley Avenue address, was in serious condition at Hopkins.
Police said the investigation was continuing.
Pub Date: 8/14/99