Police Log 5/6

May 06, 2002

BOONSBORO - A bicyclist participating in a spring race at Greenbrier State Park Sunday afternoon suffered a head injury when he was thrown after his bike hit a rock.

Jonathan Wallace, 26, of State College, Pa., was taken to Washington County Hospital by Boonsboro Ambulance personnel shortly after the 1:30 p.m. incident, said Sgt. Angie Olah, a Maryland Forest and Park Service ranger.

At 8:30 p.m., Wallace's condition was still being assessed in the emergency room, a hospital spokesman said.

Wallace was wearing a helmet, which probably saved him from more serious injury, Olah said. After hitting the rock, Wallace's bike tumbled and he was thrown to the ground.

"He was conscious when I got there but I was told he was out briefly right after he fell," Olah said.


Greenbrier has two bike races a year and Olah said this is the first biking accident she can remember with a serious injury.

An 8-year-old Hagerstown girl hospitalized Thursday after her bike was hit by a Ford Explorer near Wilson Boulevard and Corbett Street was in good condition Sunday night at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore.

Tasha Turner of 1044 Corbett St. was unable to stop as she rode down an incline in an alley near her home around 8 p.m. directly into the path of the Explorer, said Hagerstown City Police Officer Mike Shifler. No charges were filed.

Initially taken to Washington County Hospital, Tasha was transferred to Hopkins at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, hospital records said.

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