Police log in January 14 Morning Herald

January 14, 2002

Police log in January 14 Morning Herald

Teen in fair condition after Friday accident

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Ejected from the car she was riding in Friday afternoon during a "hill-hopping" episode with two classmates, a 15-year-old student at Middletown High School was in fair condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Sunday evening.

Dominique E. Laughlin was ejected from the front passenger seat of the 1996 Nissan Sentra in the 10:26 a.m. accident on Marker Road. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to Deputy 1st Class William Folden of the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Folden said the car was driven by Eugenia Eliza Juarez, 18, of 8001 Ridge Road, Frederick, Md. She and the backseat passenger, 16-year-old Sarah A. Salmon, were treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released.

In his report, Folden said the three girls left school Friday to go hill-hopping because they had a substitute teacher. They were just west of Picnic Woods Road when the car went airborne while cresting a hill, came down out of control and crossed over the center line, hitting an embankment.


The car spun around, then rolled over several times into a field.

Laughlin was flown from the scene by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter, Folden said.

Small bridge collapses in Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. - A small bridge spanning Hunting Creek collapsed Saturday evening after one of its main supports was struck by a Jeep Cherokee, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

The driver of the Jeep, Wiford Bland Jones, 85, of Lewistown, Md., was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for his injuries in the 5:47 p.m. accident, deputies said. The Jeep was found on its side in the creek.

Because the bridge on Blacks Mill Road and Layman Road was destroyed, those two roads were closed at the site. State and county roads officials were notified of the bridge collapse.

A spokesman at the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said there are several alternate routes of travel in the area other than that bridge.

Fort Loudon man injured in accident

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Fort Loudon, Pa., man was injured Friday morning when another driver turned into his path, causing him to drive off the road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 7:30 a.m. accident occurred as Timothy Gossert, of Fayetteville, Pa., was traveling westbound on U.S. 30 in St. Thomas Township and allegedly turned his dump truck into the path of an eastbound 1977 Chevrolet driven by Troy Hoover of Fort Loudon, police said.

The vehicles did not collide, however, the Chevrolet went off the south berm of the road and struck a telephone pole, police said.

Hoover was not wearing a seat belt and was treated at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, police said.

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