Police identify driver, pedestrians in building collision at Ellicott City Dunkin' Donuts

Howard County police Tuesday released the identities of those involved in a car accident at an Ellicott City Dunkin' Donuts, where an SUV drove into the storefront, injuring two pedestrians.

A photo posted by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services showed a dark-colored sport utility vehicle inside the Dunkin' Donuts at 8455 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City.

According to the department, the car struck two men -- Surya Nimmala, 36, and Siva Datti, 44, both of Ellicott City -- shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday as they were standing outside the doughnut shop, and pushed them into the storefront. They were taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The car's driver, Patricia Elizabeth Voelkel, 77, of Ellicott City, and two passengers, were not injured and declined treatment, police said.

Datti was released from the hospital Tuesday morning, while Nimmala remains in critical condition, according to police.

The building is uninhabitable, the department said. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Baltimore Sun Media Group Reporter Luke Lavoie contributed to this report. 


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