Four People injured in accident on Md. 26 in Unionville, Md.

November 26, 2011

FREDERICK, Md. — Four people were injured late Friday in a three-vehicle crash on Md. 26 at Clemsonville Road in Unionville, Md., according to a news release from Maryland State Police in Frederick.

The accident occurred Friday at 11:43 p.m.

A Honda four-wheel ATV operated by Downey Brooks Day, 27, of Mount Airy, Md., was southbound on Clemsonville Road at the intersection with Md. 26, troopers said.

Day failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a westbound Toyota Corolla on Md. 26 driven by Alice Mae Hajjar, 57, of Frederick, troopers said.

Hajjar's car then went into the eastbound lane, where it collided with a Kia Optima driven by Dustin William Bales, 22, of Green Ridge, Mo., troopers said.

Day was thrown from the ATV and was found behind the eastbound guardrail, troopers said.

Day was taken by helicopter to R Cowley Adams Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Hajjar, Bales and Sarah Jean Ness, 25, of Manchester, Md., a passenger in Bales' vehicle, were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Md. 26 was closed in the area for about two hours while the investigation was conducted. The road was reopened around 2:30 a.m.

An investigation into the cause of the accident was continuing.

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