Four Carroll County residents were injured, three seriously, in two unrelated traffic accidents yesterday in Reese and Manchester, state police said.
Two women were injured about 9 a.m. when a vehicle pulled into the path of another on Route 140 at Reese Road. One of the vehicles landed in the grass median and its engine caught fire.
Traffic had to be rerouted for about an hour, state police said.
The drivers, Adele A. R. Kadish, 32, of Westminster, and Christina A. King, 19, of Finksburg, were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Kadish was in fair condition, and King was in critical but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The other accident occurred about 8: 45 a.m. on Hanover Pike at Wentz Road, when a Mazda pulled into the path of another vehicle traveling north on Route 30, police said.
One of the drivers, William H. Shaffer Jr., 68, of Hampstead was in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The other driver, Jacqueline M. Hossler, 33, of Manchester, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where she was in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Hossler was charged with failing to yield the right of way, police said.
Traffic was halted briefly on Route 30 until the wrecked vehicles could be cleared, police said.
Pub Date: 4/22/97