Van, dump truck collide

4 injured


A Hampstead mother and three children were injured yesterday when their Dodge van collided with a dump truck on Route 482 northeast of Westminster, state police said.

Tammy Sue Collins, 32, was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was in serious and stable condition, a center spokeswoman said.

Her son Myles, 3, was flown by state MedEvac helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was being evaluated, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The other children, Christian, 1, and Lauren, 5, were treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released to family members, said Trooper Jeff Shipley.

According to a preliminary investigation, the dump truck driver was traveling east on Route 482 when he rounded a downhill curve and swerved across the center line to avoid a vehicle. While trying to cut back into the eastbound lane, the left rear of the truck struck the Dodge van. The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Shipley said he had not been able to interview Collins.

The truck driver, James Poggie, 26, of Hampstead was not injured. Poggie was cited for crossing the center line, and the investigation is continuing, Shipley said.

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