SOUTHEAST -- Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

Sykesville man hurt in crash

Charges pending in 2nd accident


A Sykesville man, one of two flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after weekend accidents in Carroll, remained in serious and stable condition there yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Sammy Scott Simmons, 50, of the 1100 block of King Arthur Court, was driving his 1992 Toyota truck south on Route 97 near Obrecht Road at 9:55 p.m. Saturday when the vehicle ran off the road, struck a utility pole and overturned, according to state police.


Rescue workers pulled Mr. Simmons from the vehicle.

Allen Lewis Heerd, 54, of the 5700 block of Strawbridge Terrace, was released from shock trauma yesterday. The car he was driving north in the southbound lane of Route 32 collided head-on with a 1993 Saturn about 6:20 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of the Saturn, Susan Lynn Ryan, 37, of the 2300 block of Sykesville Road, was treated for minor injuries at Carroll County General Hospital and released.

Charges are pending against Mr. Heerd, according to state police.


* Sykesville: Sykesville volunteers responded for an auto fire on Ridge Road at 2:57 p.m. Saturday. They were out for 20 minutes.

The Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield and West Friendship companies responded to a house fire on Hawks Ridge Lane at 10:52 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 26 minutes.

* Gamber: Divers from the Gamber company were dispatched to assist Baltimore County at 11:16 a.m. Saturday when a car was found in Liberty Reservoir off Wards Chapel Road near Liberty Road. The divers determined that no one was in the car and attached a chain to the vehicle, which had been reported stolen in Baltimore County. It was pulled from the reservoir by a tow truck.