3-car crash injures 5 in Davidsonville

Collision on Route 24 at U.S. 50 involves 2 adults, 3 Crofton teens

September 23, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A three-vehicle collision on Route 424 in Davidsonville injured five people yesterday morning, sending two adults and three Crofton teenagers to local hospitals, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

About 6:30 a.m., Hermelinda A. Dempsey, 54, of Davidsonville was attempting to turn left from northbound Route 424 onto the U.S. 50 ramp when her Toyota Sequoia was struck by a sport utility vehicle heading south on Route 424, according to a news release issued yesterday afternoon.

The occupants of the Jeep Cherokee that struck Dempsey's truck - a 17-year-old driver and two teenage passengers - were on their way to South River High School, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.

Dempsey and the driver of the Jeep were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were listed yesterday afternoon in serious and critical condition, respectively. Police declined to identify the driver of the Jeep.

The Jeep's two passengers - James Robert Geida and Mark Anthony Cranston, both 17 - were taken by ambulance to Prince George's County Shock Trauma, where they were listed in stable condition yesterday.

Upon impact with Dempsey's truck, the Jeep veered off Route 424 and struck the left front corner of a third vehicle, a Saturn VUE that was stopped at the end of the U.S. 50 ramp.

The Saturn's driver, Lora Deming, 27, of Bowie, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released.

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