Driver hurt after her car hits truck

A 38-year-old Sykesville woman was taken to Carroll County General Hospital after the car she was driving struck and went under a Ford pickup truck at Routes 97 and 32 about 4:20 p.m. yesterday, police said.

Cynthia Lee Baker of the 1600 block of Heather Heights Road was extricated from her 1993 Chevrolet Lumina by the Westminster Fire Company rescue crew. She did not appear to be seriously injured, a spokesman said. Her condition was not immediately available from the hospital.


State police said she was driving south on Route 97 when her car ran into the right side of a northbound 1994 Ford pickup truck that was making a left turn onto Route 32.

The Ford was driven by Fred Leighton Michell, 35, of Virginia. He was not injured.


Police said the Chevrolet ran under the pickup to its windshield, shattering the glass. The pickup truck spun 180 degrees after the collision and came to rest facing in the opposite direction.

Information on charges was not available.

Firefighters respond to ruptured gas line

Firefighters from the Westminster and Reese stations were dispatched to the 1100 block of Canon Way about 9 a.m. Wednesday to deal with a ruptured natural gas line.

They reported that a construction worker, using a backhoe to dig narrow ditch, had struck a T connector on a 1 1/4 -inch gas line leading to the houses. The odor of gas permeated the neighborhood of new houses and homes under construction.

Emergency workers from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. responded and stopped the leak by crimping the plastic pipeline. No one was injured.

The firefighters were out for more than an hour.



* Westminster: Two residents of Miller Road told state police someone stole two vehicles from their home Wednesday. The combined value of the vehicles, a 1993 Jeep Wrangler and a 1993 Honda Civic, was estimated at $7,200.


* Deer Park: Gamber responded for wires down in the 1600 block of Deer Park Road at 2:46 p.m. yesterday. Fire crews were out for about two hours. The wires were being repaired as of 6 p.m.

* Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley responded to a field fire in the 2000 block of Stone Road at 4:32 p.m. yesterday. Crews were out for about 45 minutes.