Drugs and or alcohol, as well as speed and failing to pay attention are suspected factors in a single car crash Wednesday evening in Havre de Grace that had police searching for possible victims other than the driver.
It was one of several accidents in the last few days on Harford County roads, including two within an hour and a mile from each other Thursday afternoon.
Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were called to the 100 block of North Earlton Road for a car accident, where a blue Kia Rio was overturned in the southbound lane, according to information from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Medics were treating a patient who was lucid and identified herself as Leigh Ann Harkins of Delta, Pa.
Harkins told police she didn't know where she was or how she got there, according to the sheriff's office.
She initially told police she was a passenger in the car, which had police and medical personnel searching the area looking for other victims. Harkins later told police she was the driver.
Harkins' car overturned as she drove up a hill leading to the 100 block of North Earlton Road. She did not appear to have life-threatening injuries but was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for precautionary reasons, police said. The Medevac was also asked to search the area from above for additional victims; none were found.
No charges have been filed but the case remains open pending results of the blood tests.
Bel Air accidents
On Thursday afternoon, a man was being flown to a regional trauma center after a head-on accident in Fallston.
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, aviation was en route for a 40-year-old man involved in an accident in the 1900 block of Belair Road, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association Spokesperson Rich Gardiner.
The other driver was taken to a local hospital, he added.
A short time later, emergency services responded to an accident with rescue on the Bel Air Bypass. The accident, where a vehicle went down an embankment on the southbound side of Route 1 just north of the Winters Run bridge and came to rest upside down, involved minor injuries and minor entrapment, according to Gardiner.
No further information was available on either crash Thursday evening.