Holiday Weekend Traffic Accidents Kill at Least 10
Toussaint, Will, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
One person was killed in a traffic accident yesterday on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near New York Avenue and another died in a head-on collision in Pasadena, Md., late Friday, bringing the number killed in local vehicle crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday to at least 10.
A car heading onto the northbound ramp of the parkway from eastbound New York Avenue went out of control and hit a tree in the median head on at about 5:20 a.m. yesterday.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger who was ejected from the car is being treated at Prince George's Hospital Center. Speed may have been a factor, said police, who have not identified the victims.
At about 11 p.m. Friday, a Glen Burnie woman was killed and six other persons, including five teen-agers, were injured in a head-on collision in Pasadena.
Darla Lee Rodey, 43, had picked up her daughter, 16-year-old Erin Elizabeth, and four other girls at a skating rink.
They were traveling westbound on Mountain Road when a Chevrolet Suburban coming the other way crossed into their lane and hit their car head on.
The driver of the Suburban, Mhamed Bouadjemi of Pasadena, told officers he was swerving to avoid a car that was backing out of a driveway. Mr. Bouadjemi, 46, who was treated for head and chest injuries, had not renewed his license, which expired in 1995, police said.
Jessica Lynn Fonte, 16, who was in the front seat, was trapped in the car with Mrs. Rodey. She was taken to Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center with facial, head and abdominal injuries.
Heather Warner, 14, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with head and chest injuries and has not regained consciousness. …