Bank guard is injured

October 17, 2006|By Richard Irwin and Gus G. Sentementes

A car driven by an 89-year-old man jumped the curb outside Mercantile Bank & Trust in Roland Park yesterday, injuring a security guard and causing minor damage to the building, police and a bank official said.

Gary Williams, an employee of Abacus Security Services, was outside the bank in the 5100 block of Roland Ave. shortly before noon when a 2003 Honda Accord driven by Jacob Radin jumped the curb, and struck and ran over him, according to a police report.

Police Sgt. Wanda Campbell said Radin, of the 3000 block of Fallstaff Road, intended to drive forward but put his car in reverse instead and lost control of it.

Police said Williams sustained cuts to his face and head and was in good condition at Sinai Hospital. Radin was not reported injured.

A Fire Department communications officer said Truck 25, stationed at Roland Avenue and Upland Road, and an ambulance from the 3700 block of Roland Ave. each arrived within three minutes of the 11:53 a.m. call.

The police report said the building was not struck. But Larry Dorris, a bank official, said a structural engineer examined the building and said it was struck but had no significant damage.

"There was no criminal intent to injure anyone, and Mr. Radin was not charged," Campbell said.

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