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Police and Fire News

Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: accident

The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through April 30.

The program focuses on the importance of pedestrian safety, and the laws and rules of the road that help to keep our motorists as well as pedestrians safe. Mr. Bala Akundi, Transportation Engineer for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, is our guest. He explains how law enforcement and the private sector partner to combat the problem of pedestrian-related crashes.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online. If you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

At 10:03 p.m. Thursday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York and Thornton Mill roads in Precinct 7/Cockeysville for a report of a serious automobile accident. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered that there were three vehicles involved and there were multiple patients with serious injuries.

The initial investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team has indicated that a Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound on York Road north of McCormick Road in front of a Dodge Dart. There was a Hyundai Tucson traveling southbound on York Road north of McCormick Road. The Hyundai Sonata crossed the center line, struck the Hyundai Tucson, and went back into the northbound side of York Road where it was struck by the Dodge Dart.

Eric James Stewart, 22, of the 600 block of Quaker Bottom Road, 21152, has been identified as the driver of the Hyundai Sonata. He has been cited for DUI and determined to be the at-fault driver in the crash.

Brandon Thomas Walsh, 23, of the 14600 block of Thornton Mill Road, 21152, has been identified as the driver of the Dodge Dart. He has been cited for DUI.

The operator of the Hyundai Tucson, Charles Edward Wagner, 85, and the right rear passenger of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeannine Shirley Wagner, 84, both of the 900 block of Beaverbank Circle, 21286, were declared deceased at the scene.

One in Critical Condition

The right front passenger, identified as Mary Antionette Warner, 79, of the 12300 block of Rosslare Ridge Road, 21093, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Medivac Helicopter where she remains in critical condition.

Eric Stewart, the operator of the Hyundai Sonata, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Baltimore County Medics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Brandon Walsh, the operator of the Dodge Dart, was not injured as a result of the accident.

Crash Factors

Crash Team investigators believe that speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash and are continuing the investigation. The review of the incident by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office will determine if any more charges will be placed.

Update (November 19): Crash investigators have completed the reconstruction of the school bus crash. The driver was found to be traveling 43 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. The driver told investigators that she was checking the rearview mirror when she drifted to the right and that the rear wheel dropped off the roadway. She lost control while attempting to correct the bus path, causing the bus to travel into the opposite lane, and then roll over onto the side.

The driver was found at fault in the single vehicle crash. No citations will be issued.

The Baltimore County Police Department's Crash Team has begun an investigation of a Baltimore County Public School bus crash that occurred this morning in the 10800 block of Greenspring Avenue in Precinct 4/Pikesville.

The bus, en route to Pikesville Middle School, rolled over and came to rest in a wooded area along the side of the road. The Crash Team is in the beginning stages of the investigation; it has not identified a cause for the crash at this time.

Police, Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched at 7:29 a.m., with the first medic unit arriving at 7:37 a.m. EMS personnel found that the driver and the students had evacuated the bus on their own, before first responders arrived. Fire personnel conducted a thorough search of the bus and found no one trapped.

A total of 10 students were riding the bus at the time of the crash. Five of the students and the bus driver, a woman, were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. The parents of the other five declined treatment.

The bus driver was transported to Sinai Trauma; the students went to Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric center and to Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Baltimore County Public Schools will conduct an internal investigation of the incident.

Revised November 19, 2013

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