Five hurt in accident near Annapolis


Five people were injured Tuesday when a car swerved to avoid hitting another car and smashed into a telephone pole west of Annapolis, county police said yesterday.

According to the police report, Joseph Allen Therialut, 18, was driving a 1980 Honda east on Defense Highway near A&Eagle; Boulevard when he swerved to avoid an oncoming car that had crossed the center line.

Mr. Therialut's Honda bounced off a curb and hit a telephone pole before stopping on an embankment, the police report said.

Mr. Therialut, a resident of the 1800 block of Hunt Creek Drive in Gambrills, was in fair condition yesterday at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The passengers in his car, Richard R. Smallwood, 20, of the 7700 block of B&A; Boulevard in Glen Burnie; Edward M. Martin, 17, of the 100 block of Carroll Road in Glen Burnie; and Paul Miller, 18, of the 7700 block of Overhill Road in Glen Burnie, were in serious condition yesterday at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Another passenger, Samuel Gompers, 16, of the 1600 block of Bancroft Lane in Crofton, was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.

Severn River panel to get study results

The Severn River Commission is to learn the results of a $30,000 study of how land around the river is being used when it meets at 6:30 tonight in Parole.

The panel, appointed by the county executive and mayor to advise them on issues related to the river's 70-square-mile watershed, also is to discuss hiring a consultant to complete the study's second phase and requesting $35,000 from the county and city councils to begin a third phase next year.

Commission members hope the study will determine how the 23-mile river and its tributaries should be managed so that they retain their "scenic" character. The Severn is one of nine state-designated scenic and wild rivers.

The commission's monthly meeting is scheduled at the Department of Planning and Code Enforcement in The Heritage Center office complex on Riva Road.

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