Head-on crash on Route 30 injures 3, one seriously


Three people were injured, one of them seriously, in a head-on crash in Hampstead about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.

William Allen Rudisill, 50, of the 4900 block of Belair Road in Baltimore, was airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with head and internal injuries.

Mr. Rudisill was driving north on Route 30 to Hanover, Pa., when his Chrysler LeBaron crossed the center line and collided with a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Teresa Edwards of Hampstead, who was headed south with her five children.

Mr. Rudisill's head hit the windshield and his body crushed the steering wheel. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Hampstead police said.

Two of the children, Robert, 13, and Audrey, 3, were treated at Carroll County General Hospital for minor lacerations.

Ms. Edwards and her other three children -- Timothy, 9; Julia, 5; and Gerard, 10 months -- were not injured.

All of the people in the van were wearing seat belts or were in a child safety seat, police said.

Traffic in both directions was blocked for about an hour.

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