Three injured, two seriously, in collision Westminster wreck closes Route 31 for 90 minutes


Two Carroll County men were seriously injured and a 15-month-old boy was hurt in a head-on vehicle collision yesterday in Westminster, authorities said.

Paul H. Manner, 49, of the 400 block of Sawgrass Court in Westminster and Stephen D. Mattocks, 28, of the 3900 block of Hawks Hill Road in New Windsor were taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the 11: 30 a.m. accident on Route 31 near Uniontown Road, Westminster police said.

Manner and Mattocks were in serious, but stable condition last night, a Shock Trauma spokeswoman said yesterday. Manner had been listed in critical condition yesterday afternoon.

The boy, Joshua Mattocks, was a passenger in the rear seat of the car driven by Stephen Mattocks, police said. Joshua was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Mattocks was southbound on Route 31 when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound station wagon driven by Manner.

An investigation is continuing, police said.

Police closed Route 31 for about 90 minutes as rescue personnel worked to free the adult victims and tow the vehicles.

Pub Date: 12/18/96

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