Pa. woman, 74, hurt in accident on Route 27


A 74-year-old Pennsylvania woman was injured Friday when the car she was driving on Route 27 veered across the highway and struck three vehicles on the parking lot of a cement plant south of Westminster.

The woman, who police said may have become ill before the accident, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment after complaining of chest pains, police said. Her head struck the windshield, shattering it.

Investigators said the northbound car ran across the lot of the Thomas Bennett Hunter cement company, in the 700 block of Route 27. It missed some large cement delivery trucks and crashed into the left side of a pickup truck parked in front of the office.

The pickup was destroyed as it was pushed into an Oldsmobile parked next to it, and the Olds was pushed into a tractor. The impact moved the tractor about three feet, officers said.

No one was in the parked vehicles.

Lodged against the other vehicles, the Pennsylvania woman's car continued to spin its wheels, leaving wide rubber marks on the concrete in front of the office.

Officials said the driver was conscious when medics from the Westminster fire station arrived. They administered emergency treatment before taking her to the hospital.

State police are continuing their investigation. The driver's name was not available Friday.

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