10 people hurt in 2 traffic accidents


Ten people were injured in two traffic accidents in Carroll County on Saturday.

Three people were hurt in a two-car collision on Route 31 at Fenby Farm Road, just outside Westminster.

State police said a westbound automobile driven by Michael Westly Garrison, 18, of Baltimore, stopped to make a left turn from Route 31 -- New Windsor Road -- onto Fenby Farm Road and then pulled into the path of a car operated by Jeffrey Michael Lange, 21, of Westminster.

Police said it was about 4:30 p.m., and Mr. Garrison was driving directly into a blinding sunset, which may have been a factor in the accident.

Mr. Garrison and a passenger in his car, Tammy Ann Thompson, 17, of Westminster, were taken to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment. Mr. Lange was taken to the same hospital.

In Hampstead, an accident at 9:30 p.m. Saturday sent seven people to hospitals, including the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

State police reported that Paul John Kasper, 31, of Hampstead, was driving east along Old Black Rock Road on a curve at East Mott Avenue when his vehicle started to fishtail and crossed the center line into the path of a car operated by Michael John Lynch Jr., also of Hampstead.

A passenger in the Kasper vehicle, Kimberly Sellers, 31, of Hampstead, was seriously injured when the Lynch automobile struck the car on the passenger side. She was taken to Shock Trauma.

Both drivers and four passengers in the Lynch car were injured and were taken to area hospitals.

Tanning salon employee robbed

An employee of a tanning salon on John Street in Westminster was threatened with a gun and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money about 12:20 p.m. Saturday.

The woman, whose name was not released, was shaken, city police said. She reported that the robber grabbed her before displaying a handgun and demanding the contents of the cash register.

She told police she was forced to sit in a chair and stay still until the robber escaped.

The victim described him as a white man between 20 and 30 years old, who had a tattoo on his right arm and shoulder-length dirty-blond hair. He had a mustache and was wearing a blue-black flannel shirt with a white T-shirt and blue jeans, the victim told police.

The assailant also took a credit card machine and printer, which he put into a cloth bag he was carrying, police said.

Gas attendant robbed, injured


An attendant at a gas-and-go service station in Mount Airy was struck on the head and robbed of an undisclosed sum of money Saturday evening, according to Maryland State Police.

The man, whose name was not available from state police last night, refused to be taken to a hospital but was treated at the scene by the crew of a Carroll County medic unit.

Police said the victim called after he was hit with a short, blunt object by the man who took the money.

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