Five injured in crashes, 2 go to Shock Trauma


Five people were injured, including two who were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, in two accidents Monday.

The first crash occurred at 10:35 a.m. on Washington Road at Stoner Avenue.

Police said a Cadillac Deville sedan pulled from Stoner Avenue into the path of a Toyota traveling southbound on Route 32.

State police said the Cadillac was struck in the right passenger door and was knocked into the curb on the west side of the highway.

The driver and passenger in the Cadillac refused medical treatment, but two occupants of the Toyota were flown to the trauma center, police said. The driver of another vehicle involved in the accident was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment after his car was struck by the Cadillac, police said.

Names and conditions of the victims were not available from the state police.

Route 32 was blocked and traffic was detoured around the accident scene.

In the second accident, which occurred on Route 27 at the Route 140 off ramp at 12:10 p.m., two women were taken to the Carroll County General Hospital after their automobiles collided head-on, sending one of the vehicles over a 25-foot embankment.

State police said a 1995 Subaru Impreza, driven by Evelyn Hohne, 72, of Lineboro, was southbound on Route 27 and made a left turn in the path of a 1986 Buick Century that was going north on the same highway.

The driver of the Buick, Alice Mary Smith, 41, of the first block of Liberty St., Westminster, was trapped in her car for about 20 minutes.

Rescue crews from Westminster and Reese cut the driver's door off the car to extricate the woman.

Both women were treated and released.

Officers said the Subaru was knocked around and over the curb before careening down the embankment.

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