Two people hospitalized after Westminster crash

Collision closed Route 140 during morning rush

May 19, 2010|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Two people were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday morning after a three-vehicle collision in Westminster, a city police spokesman said.

The driver of a 1999 Mustang that was headed northbound on Route 140 just south of the Route 31 intersection, near McDaniel College, lost control and crossed the double yellow line and struck a southbound Toyota truck at about 5:27 a.m., said spokesman Capt. Gerry Frischkorn of the Westminster City Police.

The driver of a third vehicle, a Dodge pickup also headed southbound on Route 140, tried to avoid the accident and struck the Toyota truck as well.

Carrie James, the driver of the Mustang, as well as Raymond Evans, a passenger in her vehicle, were taken to Shock Trauma, Frischkorn said. Shawn Kerr, the Toyota driver, was taken to Sinai Hospital for head and neck injuries, the spokesman said. The Dodge driver refused treatment at the scene, he said.

Route 140 was closed for more than two hours for fuel spill cleanup, the spokesman said.

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