A Finksburg man was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after his automobile crossed the center line of Deep Run Road, struck a tree on a curve and slid for more than 300 feet about 1 p.m. yesterday.
David Lee Gist, 31, of the 2900 block of Clubhouse Road was unconscious when the medic crew from Pleasant Valley, who heard the crash while at a nearby emergency, reached the driver. He regained consciousness later and told state police that a deer ran across the road, causing him to swerve and hit the tree.
Tfc. George Frazier said Mr. Gist was eastbound on Deep Run Road when his vehicle crossed the road, went off the left shoulder and struck the tree.
The impact ripped the rear bumper off the vehicle, causing it to flip around and skid sideways before traveling backward.
The medic crew from Pleasant Valley had been dispatched to a nearby house for a sick child, heard the crash, investigated and summoned additional assistance, according to state police.
Shooting practice to be held Sunday for deer hunters
The Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division will conduct several Sight In Days in Maryland. The program gives hunters an opportunity to improve their proficiency before the deer hunting seasons.
The program also provides hunters with an opportunity to practice shooting before going into the woods. Hunters will be able to practice with shotguns, rifles or muzzleloaders to increase their chances of taking a white-tailed or sika deer. Maryland has an estimated 100,000 deer firearm hunters and 40,000 muzzleloader hunters. The National Rifle Association is providing ear-protection devices, and targets have been donated by Winchester Arms.
A Sight In Day is scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Deep Run Rod and Gun Club, Deep Run Road off Route 97, north of Westminster. Only rifles and shotguns may be used at this site.
Westminster: A resident of John Street reported to city police that his pet dog was missing from the rear yard of his house Tuesday. He valued the animal at $350.
Westminster: A resident of Glen Burnie told city police that someone broke into her car and stole a cellular telephone while her vehicle was parked on Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday. She estimated the theft at $50.
Westminster: A resident of Salem Bottom Road reported to city police that someone stole the antenna from her car while it was parked on East Main Street on Tuesday. She estimated the theft at $45.
Westminster: An official of Carroll Community College on South Center Street reported to city police that someone broke into the building, damaged the walls and stole property Friday. The damage and theft was estimated at $1,000.
Westminster: Westminster firefighters responded to a trash container fire on East Main Street at 3:10 a.m. yesterday. Units were out 30 minutes.
Westminster: Westminster and New Windsor firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 1500 Block of Bowersox Road at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday. Units were out one hour and 19 minutes.