Navy Nurses assist accident victims on Interstate 95


Two Navy nurses came to the aid of two Fort Meade soldiers injured yesterday in an accident along Interstate 95 near Elkridge, state police at Waterloo said.

The nurses were traveling to the Naval Academy in Annapolis when they spotted the accident, which occurred near the interstate's exit at Route 100 at about 10:50 a.m., said Trooper Gerard Ables, who investigated the crash.

The nurses, whose names were unavailable yesterday, assisted Sgt. Scott Bennett, 29, and Private Marie Alojipan, 21, Trooper Ables said.

Sergeant Bennett and Private Alojipan were taken to St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, where they were treated for cuts and bruises, Trooper Ables said. A hospital spokesman said the soldiers have been released.

Sergeant Bennett was driving a Chevrolet Blazer south when he changed lanes without checking for traffic, Trooper Ables said. The Army vehicle was struck by a Toyota Celica driven by Sima Blum, 53, of Pikesville.

Ms. Blum was not injured. Trooper Ables said Sergeant Bennett was cited for the accident.

The accident jammed traffic for more than an hour on the four-lane interstate between Route 100 and Interstate 895, about three miles, Trooper Ables said.

Police log

Ellicott City: 3400 block of Dunloggin Road: Officers responding to an alarm found a house's basement sliding door opened Tuesday, but nothing was taken, police said.

Ellicott City: 9000 block of Town and Country Boulevard: A gray 1985 Pontiac Fiero was stolen between Tuesday night and Wednesday night, police said.

Ellicott City: 3000 block of Autumn Branch Lane: A red 1984 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, police said.

Ellicott City: 3000 block of Oak Green Court: A light blue 1995 Chevrolet Beretta was stolen between Monday night and

Tuesday morning, police said.

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