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By William Wan and Gus G. Sentementes and William Wan and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
A privately operated ambulance carrying a pregnant patient crossed over the median of Interstate 70 in Ellicott City yesterday and collided with a tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction, state police said. The crash killed the ambulance driver and seriously injured three others on board, including the pregnant woman. The accident, which occurred about 12:40 p.m., closed I-70 in both directions and scattered debris over the westbound lanes of the highway, including a load of lumber the tractor-trailer was hauling.
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March 24, 2006
Charles Oden "Doc" Walter, a retired truck driver and 55-year member of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine and Hose Co., died Tuesday from complications of an infection at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 89. Mr. Walter was born and raised in Reisterstown and graduated from Franklin High School. He worked at the Rush Grain Co. in Hampstead and was a driver for Suburban Propane Co. for 26 years before retiring in 1981. Since 1951, Mr. Walter was an active member of the Hampstead volunteer fire company, where he had served as assistant chief and drove fire apparatus, and had been the company's ambulance driver for 45 years.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | February 13, 1993
A Cecil County woman who contended that she was dismissed as a volunteer rescue worker for alleging that a fellow crew member sexually assaulted her has lost her bid for damages in U.S. District Court.Judge Frederic N. Smalkin ruled that Paula Haavistola, 48, was notentitled to damages from the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- which deals with discrimination by an employer toward an employee -- because a volunteer is not an employee.Judge Smalkin also rejected Mrs. Haavistola's contention that she was entitled to damages on constitutional grounds that the state should have protected her because, he said, a volunteer fire company is not acting in behalf of the state.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 25, 2004
A pregnant woman from Hagerstown, who was being taken to a Baltimore hospital when her ambulance crashed last week on Interstate 70 in Howard County, remains in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Maryland State Police confirmed that Maria M. Williams, 22, of the 400 block of Sumans Ave., lost her child in the crash. Two other emergency medical workers in the ambulance were injured, and its driver, Jeanette M. Roseberry, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. Robin A. Banfe, 31, a nurse in the ambulance, remains in serious condition, while another ambulance attendant, John H. Bagely Jr., was treated and discharged Tuesday, a Shock Trauma spokesman said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | July 25, 1992
An ambulance crashed into a guardrail and a sign pole on a rain-slick Interstate 95 in White Marsh yesterday, killing both a 71-year-old patient and a 22-year-old medical attendant inside the vehicle, state police said.The ambulance was on its way to Fallston General Hospital at 11:17 a.m. -- minutes after a heavy rain -- when its driver, a Baltimore Fire Department ambulance driver who also works for the ambulance company in Parkville, lost control in the northbound lane of the interstate just north of White Marsh Boulevard, according to police.
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December 3, 2002
Frank Melvin Brown, a retired truck driver, died of cancer Wednesday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 71. Born and raised in Clover, Va., he attended Halifax Training School in Halifax, Va. He enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served as an ambulance driver in Germany until he was discharged in 1954. He moved to East Baltimore in 1955, and worked as a driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. and Consolidated Freightways. A longtime member of Teamsters Local 557, he retired in 1992. He was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church in Mount Laurel, Va. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Crownsville State Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 28, 1999
Three people were injured and one woman was killed after an Anne Arundel County ambulance responding to an emergency call collided head-on with another vehicle yesterday.Police said the ambulance driver, Joseph Bloom, was traveling with passenger Lori Brothers north on Route 648 in Ferndale about 5: 30 p.m when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a car in the southbound lane. Bloom and Brothers were taken to North Arundel Hospital, where they were treated and released.The driver of the car, Brigitte Fleet, 34, of Baltimore, was pronounced dead at North Arundel.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1998
Traffic investigators were trying to determine yesterday who was at fault Thursday night when a police cruiser speeding to an emergency crashed into an ambulance that was carrying a patient.Both vehicles were severely damaged, but police said the occupants were not seriously injured. A 17-year-old high school student who was riding with paramedics as part of a school project was one of the injured.The accident occurred about 10: 15 p.m. at Echodale and Walther avenues in Northeast Baltimore.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | August 18, 1992
In the latest twist in a 2-year-old sexual harassment dispute, a Rising Sun fire company has accused a woman of breaching the agreement that would have allowed her to return to work on an ambulance crew.Paula Haavistola, 47, filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun in 1990, when she was suspended after alleging that an ambulance driver grabbed her buttocks.An agreement in the case, reached April 28, provided for Mrs. Haavistola's reinstatement, adoption of a sexual harassment policy by the fire company and limits on what could be said to the press about the settlement.
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March 24, 2006
Charles Oden "Doc" Walter, a retired truck driver and 55-year member of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine and Hose Co., died Tuesday from complications of an infection at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 89. Mr. Walter was born and raised in Reisterstown and graduated from Franklin High School. He worked at the Rush Grain Co. in Hampstead and was a driver for Suburban Propane Co. for 26 years before retiring in 1981. Since 1951, Mr. Walter was an active member of the Hampstead volunteer fire company, where he had served as assistant chief and drove fire apparatus, and had been the company's ambulance driver for 45 years.
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By William Wan and Gus G. Sentementes and William Wan and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
A privately operated ambulance carrying a pregnant patient crossed over the median of Interstate 70 in Ellicott City yesterday and collided with a tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction, state police said. The crash killed the ambulance driver and seriously injured three others on board, including the pregnant woman. The accident, which occurred about 12:40 p.m., closed I-70 in both directions and scattered debris over the westbound lanes of the highway, including a load of lumber the tractor-trailer was hauling.
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December 3, 2002
Frank Melvin Brown, a retired truck driver, died of cancer Wednesday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 71. Born and raised in Clover, Va., he attended Halifax Training School in Halifax, Va. He enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served as an ambulance driver in Germany until he was discharged in 1954. He moved to East Baltimore in 1955, and worked as a driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. and Consolidated Freightways. A longtime member of Teamsters Local 557, he retired in 1992. He was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church in Mount Laurel, Va. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Crownsville State Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2002
Over the years, since he was an 18-year-old ambulance driver in World War II, Howard Mayhew has tried not to think about what he saw on April 15, 1945, when he and others carried thousands of insect-ridden bodies out of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. A tough, unemotional guy who went on to become a bank president, Mayhew didn't want to dwell on the smell, the rotting clothes, the skin hanging loose from skeletons. He didn't even want to speculate about what happened to people he saved - the survivors who were half-starved, infected with typhus, but still strong enough to pull through after medical attention.
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By Bruce. I. Konviser and Bruce. I. Konviser,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 2002
LODZ, Poland - What began as well-intended entrepreneurship, mixed with a communist-era mentality and the economic poverty of the free market era, has led to a macabre scandal here that has become known across Poland as the "skin trade." Ambulance crews are being accused of taking bribes from funeral homes to deliver bodies to them instead of to competitors, and the practice became so lucrative that some doctors might have murdered seriously ill patients. And ambulance drivers are accused of delaying their arrival in hopes of hastening a death.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1999
Katharine G. Bainbridge, who drove an ambulance on the front lines during the early days of World War II and was an eyewitness to the fall of France, died Wednesday of cancer at Genesis Eldercare Center in Lutherville. She was 84.A Baltimore socialite who was born and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Robert Garrett, prominent philanthropist and financier, who was associated with the Baltimore banking house of Robert Garrett & Co., which had been founded by his great-grandfather.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 28, 1999
Three people were injured and one woman was killed after an Anne Arundel County ambulance responding to an emergency call collided head-on with another vehicle yesterday.Police said the ambulance driver, Joseph Bloom, was traveling with passenger Lori Brothers north on Route 648 in Ferndale about 5: 30 p.m when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a car in the southbound lane. Bloom and Brothers were taken to North Arundel Hospital, where they were treated and released.The driver of the car, Brigitte Fleet, 34, of Baltimore, was pronounced dead at North Arundel.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | August 18, 1992
In the latest twist in a 2-year-old sexual harassment dispute, a Rising Sun fire company has accused a woman of breaching the agreement that would have allowed her to return to work on an ambulance crew.Paula Haavistola, 47, filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun in 1990, when she was suspended after alleging that an ambulance driver grabbed her buttocks.An agreement in the case, reached April 28, provided for Mrs. Haavistola's reinstatement, adoption of a sexual harassment policy by the fire company and limits on what could be said to the press about the settlement.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
The family of an Annapolis mother of three killed last year when her car was hit by an Anne Arundel County ambulance on an emergency call yesterday sued the fire department and ambulance driver for $7.6 million.Angela D. Farmer, 29, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle, was killed Jan. 13, 1994.Ms. Farmer died after she pulled her car off the southbound lane of Generals Highway to make way for an oncoming ambulance.The ambulance, which was headed north, swerved to avoid another car and struck Ms. Farmer's auto head-on.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1998
Traffic investigators were trying to determine yesterday who was at fault Thursday night when a police cruiser speeding to an emergency crashed into an ambulance that was carrying a patient.Both vehicles were severely damaged, but police said the occupants were not seriously injured. A 17-year-old high school student who was riding with paramedics as part of a school project was one of the injured.The accident occurred about 10: 15 p.m. at Echodale and Walther avenues in Northeast Baltimore.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
The family of an Annapolis mother of three killed last year when her car was hit by an Anne Arundel County ambulance on an emergency call yesterday sued the fire department and ambulance driver for $7.6 million.Angela D. Farmer, 29, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle, was killed Jan. 13, 1994.Ms. Farmer died after she pulled her car off the southbound lane of Generals Highway to make way for an oncoming ambulance.The ambulance, which was headed north, swerved to avoid another car and struck Ms. Farmer's auto head-on.
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