Driver seriously injured when car strikes tree


An Ellicott City man was seriously injured when his car went off Meadowridge Road in Elkridge and struck a tree early Saturday, Howard County police said.

Gregory T. Hill, 44, of the 8100 block of Brightlink Court, was listed in fair condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

About 2:30 a.m., Mr. Hill -- who was not wearing a seat belt -- was thrown part of the way out of a 1993 Nissan 300 ZX when he lost control while driving west on Meadowridge Road near Business Parkway.

He crossed into the eastbound lanes and went off the road, and the passenger side of the car hit a tree.

Police said speed and driver error were factors in the accident.


* Elkridge: 6500 block of Huntshire Drive: Someone broke glass in a construction trailer late Thursday or early Friday, but nothing was taken, police said.

6100 block of Meadowridge Road: Burglars cut the lock of a trailer door Thursday or early Friday and took a Coleman stove, police said.

5800 block of U.S. 1: A Sony radio and a microwave oven were stolen from the Hair Station after someone entered through TC front window Friday or Saturday morning, police said.

100 block of Valle Drive: Someone twisted a home's window screen and tried to enter Friday, police said.

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