Woman's car veers off road, down slope Driver apparently suffered a seizure


A woman who apparently suffered a seizure while driving her car on Route 31 near Uniontown Road ran off the right shoulder of the road, down a slope for 220 feet, through a barbed wire fence and heavy bushes before dropping another 10 feet into a drainage ditch Wednesday.

The victim, who showed no visible injuries, was spared possible serious injury by wearing her safety belt, police said. She was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for examination, police said.

The woman's name was not immediately released by authorities, and no information was available about her condition.

Meanwhile, three persons injured in other Carroll accidents earlier this week remain in the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Patrick T. Cook, 29, of the 2700 block of Bird View Road, remains in critical and stable condition after the automobile that he was driving ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck on Route 140 Tuesday morning.

Dennis K. Williams, 19, of Somers Point, N.J., who was involved in a crash on Littlestown Pike Monday morning in which Michael Patrick Connelly of Westminster was killed, is in fair and stable condition, as is James W. Parker, 46, of Sykesville, who was injured in a collision on Route 32 Monday night.

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