Details Released In Arnold Fatal Crash

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

fatal-accidentOn February 20th, 2014 at approximately 10:40 a.m., Vehicle #1 was traveling east on College Parkway approaching Shore Acres Drive when it drifted across the centerline, traveling into the westbound lane. Vehicle #1 then struck the side of Vehicle #2 in the area of its left rear wheel. As a result of this impact, Vehicle #2 rotated approximately 180 degrees in a counterclockwise direction, sliding to a stop in the westbound lane approximately 100 feet from the area of impact.

After striking Vehicle #2, Vehicle #1 which was now disabled, continued to travel east in the westbound lane. Vehicle #1 then struck Vehicle #3 approximately 100 feet east of the initial collision. Prior to the impact the driver of Vehicle #3 attempted to swerve to the right in an effort to avoid the impact with Vehicle #1, but was unable to do so. As a result of this impact, Vehicle #1 rotated counterclockwise approximately 90 degrees, coming to rest sitting across the westbound lane of College Parkway. Vehicle #1 was then stuck by Vehicle #4, whose driver had locked up the vehicle’s brakes in an effort to avoid this impact. Vehicle #1 then rotated an additional 90 degrees to the left, coming to rest in the westbound lane in front of Vehicle #4.

As a result of the multiple impacts the driver of Vehicle #2 was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of Vehicle #3 was flown to Shock Trauma where he was admitted with serious injuries.

At this time there is no evidence to suggest drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the cause of this collision. There also is not any evidence excessive speed on behalf of any of the involved vehicles played a contributing factor.

There was evidence to suggest the driver of Vehicle #1 may have suffered from some type of medical condition causing her to lose control of the vehicle and cross the center line.

  • Motor Vehicle #1  —  2002 Chrysler Sebring — Patricia Ann Krzeminski, 77 — Fatal Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle #2  — 1994 Chevrolet (Geo) Prism — Chelsea Anne Zeni, 21 —   Minor Injuries – Transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Motor Vehicle #3 — 2001 Honda Odyssey (Taxi) — Zahid Ali Syed, 29 — Serious injuries – Airlifted to Shock Trauma and admitted in Critical Condition
  • Motor Vehicle #4 — 2008 Ford Mustang — Christopher Gene Shelby (driver), 42 — Not Injured; 17 year old male (passenger) — Not Injured

Story was initially reported this morning.

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