Six sent to hospitals in Monday's Forest Hill crash

Injured, including boys 11 and 17, expected to survive, police said

  • Firefighters and medics with the Bel Air and Darlington volunteer fire companies prepare a patient for transport to the waiting Medivac chopper after a crash Monday afternoon near Forest Hill in Harford County. Four people, including 11- and 15-year-old boys, were airlifted to trauma centers, police said.
Firefighters and medics with the Bel Air and Darlington volunteer… (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF,…)
August 23, 2011|By AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Three people were flown to trauma centers following a serious accident in the Forest Hill area of northern Harford County Monday afternoon. Police said Tuesday, however, that everyone who was injured is expected to survive.

Around 2:58 p.m. Rachel Sue Reed, 39, of Conowingo, was driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier east on Walters Mill Road, according to Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack.

The Chevy stopped before trying to cross Route 543 (Ady Road), but the driver didn't see a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Rebecca Skrocki, 20, of Bel Air, and was hit broadside by the Honda.

After it was hit by the Honda, the Chevy continued into a guardrail.

Emergency crews cut off the top and doors to the four-door Chevy involved in the crash to extricate the victims.

Reed was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air for treatment. Three of her passengers, Jeremy Berry, 21, of Aberdeen, Christopher Frank, 11, of Conowingo in Cecil County and a Kyle Alan Price, 17, of Port Deposit boy, were flown by Medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Reed's other two passengers, 38-year-old Kimberly Johnson of Rising Sun and 12-year-old Amanda Frank of Conowingo, were taken by Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore for treatment.

Neither Skrocki nor her passenger, Jessica Lundquist, 20, of Somerset, Mass., were transported for treatment, according to state police.

Police characterized the accident as "bad," but said Tuesday that none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

EMS personnel from Bel Air and Darlington volunteer fire companies responded to the scene.

Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack are handling the investigation and Reed has been cited for causing the crash.

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