Arundel Digest


February 01, 2005

Pasadena man injured in Route 2 crash last week dies

A Pasadena man died Saturday of injuries sustained in a crash on Route 2 in Friendship last week, Anne Arundel police said yesterday.

Vladimir James Groark, 65, of the 300 block of Riverside Drive was pronounced dead about 7 p.m. at Prince George's County Trauma Center.

About 4 p.m. Wednesday , Groark was driving north on Route 2 near Chesapeake Beach Road when he lost control of his Ford Taurus, which crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck driven by Eugene Joseph Perticone, 65, of Owings, police said.

Both men were flown to Prince George's County Trauma Center. Perticone's condition was unavailable yesterday afternoon.

Morning rush hour slowed by Bay Bridge fender bender

A multiple-vehicle fender bender snarled rush-hour traffic on the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge yesterday morning, Maryland Transportation Authority Police officials said.

Police and Anne Arundel fire units responded to the incident about 7:30 a.m., after a rear-end collision caused two other vehicles to collide, said Catherine Leahan, spokeswoman for the Transportation Authority Police.

Three people were sent to local hospitals with minor injuries, Leahan said. One driver, Michael D. Hildebrand, of Chestertown, was given a ticket for failing to control the speed of his vehicle.

Leahan said traffic was stopped on the eastbound span for less than an hour.

Unattended candle blamed in Brooklyn Park house fire

The flame from an unattended candle caused a Brooklyn Park house fire that displaced a man Sunday afternoon, Anne Arundel fire officials said.

Lt. George Wiseman, a Fire Department spokesman, said the one-alarm blaze began about 12:45 p.m. at a rowhouse in the 5200 block of Patrick Henry Drive.

More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze, which started in the kitchen and caused $20,000 in damage.

No one was injured. The home's occupant, Nicholas Vito, stayed with friends Sunday night, Wiseman said.

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