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Serious Accident in Fallston Injures 2

A Kingsville teen was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after a three-car crash in Fallston Sunday evening.

 

A Kingsville teenager was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and another driver was taken to a Baltimore hospital by ambulance after a serious crash in Fallston Sunday evening, police said.

Shortly before 6:37 p.m. Sunday, Callie Jo Davidson, 28, of Abingdon, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox south on MD Route 152, according to a release from Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack.

Police said Davidson allegedly ran a red light at the intersection with U.S. Route 1 and hit a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Katelyn Rae Mitchell, 17, of Kingsville.

The Trailblazer was northbound on U.S. Route 1 with a green light at the time of the crash.

Police said that the Equinox hit the Trailblazer on the front left of the driver's compartment, and witnesses said that on impact, the Trailblazer spun and hit a 1999 Ford Truck.

During the crash, Mitchell was ejected from the Trailblazer, according to police. She was flown by Medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma where she was listed in critical but stable condition Sunday night.

Davidson was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore where she was listed in stable condition Sunday night.

The driver of the Ford, Anthony Steinacker, 25, of Halethorpe, was not injured in the crash although his truck sustained significant damage, police said.

The roadway was closed for several hours while reconstruction personnel from the Bel Air Barrack investigated.

P April 03, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Well said John Doby. My point exactly.
Karl Schuub April 03, 2012 at 02:46 PM
John if you teach defensive driving to teenagers you've lost all credibility defending cell phone use in a moving vehicle. Kids are more likely to both be injured and cause injury and certainly more likely to be on a cell phone or texting - not such a great combination of factors. If you could send a link to any valid study (one not done by a cell phone manufacturer), that would suggest reduced cell phone use in vehicles doesn't lower accident rates then you might have something to talk about. There's a big difference between reduction in use and implementation of a law; because obviously if the law isn't being enforced you don't have reduced use and therefore no reduction in accidents. How about we toughen the laws to to correlate the risk and the propensity of the problem? I don't think Ashley's three strikes lose your license suggestion isn't so far off the mark. Statistically texting while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving and we don't hesitate to take the license of people who chronically drink and drive.
P April 03, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Karl Schuub you are right. Is that what you want? Because this is becoming argumentative and it seems nobody's views are ever going to change.
Linda April 03, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Everyone of you all need to keep your thoughts to yourself and just remember lives have been changed forever. Instead of using your energy for making all these comments why not just take a moment and pray for all involved!!!!!!
Karl Schuub April 03, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I think if you're caught texting while driving you ought to have your license at least temporarily suspended. You cause an accident like this woman you should be required back into drivers training, jail time, plus restitution before given the ability to drive again. Driving is a privilege, not a right...abuse the privilege, lose your license.
John Doby April 03, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Karl, please re-read what I wrote. I never defended cell phone use and never would. I said that people were jumping to conclusions about the cause of the accident and I also said that cell phone laws haven’t worked as intended and why. And as far as the instruction I’ve done, one of the ways to show how cell phone use is bad to is to make drivers drive through a slalom and then do it again while holding a phone to their ear or texting. Now before you jump to conclusions on that, it was on a closed course in a safe manner. If you really want statistical information on the subject of cell phone bans or laws, a simple search using your favorite Internet search engine would work well for you.
Kathy Harford County April 03, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Except that in this case the 17 year old was wearing her seat belt, had she not been it most likely would have been fatal.....Just sayin!
Karl Schuub April 03, 2012 at 03:44 PM
No harm, no foul...it surely did seem like you were defending the cell phone thing, but no matter. I am aware of slaloms - think The Fed or State Highway Admin has apparatus that they send out to schools; certainly worthwhile but again, the problem is so much bigger and deeper than just the schools. After all this lady is 28 and apparently didn't realize she was running a red light in a huge very busy intersection. I find that so hard to fathom...how do you not see that. I'd grant you running a stop sign, perhaps a much smaller intersection is even a possibility. Can't imagine; nearly incomprehensible the level in inattentiveness necessary for that to happen - do you want to share the road with someone like that?
Sunlover April 03, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I didn't even hear that a cell phone was involved & everyone is ready to jump to conclusions & I also agree with John that a " Seatbelt" ..may have helped...even though the accident should not have happened in the 1st place ! On another note...start taking notice of how many police officers in Harford Co that you might pass that has a phone to there ear & when you see that you should be getting there TAG # & calling in to report them !!!!
Sunlover April 03, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I do agree running a red light was NOT a good thing...But we do NOT know all the circumstances & Why are you not making a excuse for the 17yr NOT wearing her seat belt ( even though the accident should NOT have happened in the first place)...She would not have been injured as bad if she had a seat belt on ...did she accidentally forget to hook her seatbelt ?????? Please do tell if you know ?
Dirt McGirt April 03, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Enforcement of the cell phone laws are difficult. Talking is a secondary violation (meaning you can't be stopped for that alone) and texting is almost impossible to prove. The courts are dropping cases left and right. Hopefully the talking law will become a primary offense this October. Best wishes to those involved in the crash.
Karl Schuub April 03, 2012 at 09:11 PM
I understand Dirt; folks also understand the limited ability to enforce it thus we have everyone, or at least most everyone continuing as if there were no law. That exactly why the statistic that 30% of accidents are because of some distractive technology in the car...doesn't count because those that lie..throw the phone quickly in the purse and pretend they weren't on the phone. Primary offense..we all know that needs to happen; so if statistically texting and talking is as dangerous as drunk driving enforcement should follow. Ever tried watching a movie and driving..I defy anyone to suggest talking to someone even hands free is not just as distractive as to try to watch a movie while driving. Nobody needs a television in thier car either.
Tim April 03, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Hopefully, indeed. It was a cowardly measure to not have it as a primary offense to begin with.
Other Tim April 03, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I think when an article such as this gets so far out of hand, Emily Kimball should pull it. Nobody posting opinions here knows exactly what happened. The young lady could have had a heart attack, seizure or a number of medical conditions, could have spilled coffee or dropped a cigarette on her lap, could have been distracted for a split second for any number of reasons, and on and on and on. Yet almost everyone here has convinced themselves the accident was caused by talking on a cell phone. Mind numbing!
Kirsten Dize April 04, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Other Tim, you are correct. It is unclear what happened aside from a terrible accident. Thanks for that perspective.
foresthill77 April 04, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I agree with Other Tim about the comments being pulled but not the article. The article is not the problem, it's everyone wanting to get on their soapboxes and judge rather than keep the focus on the well-being of those involved that does. This seems to be a trend on here and it's unfortunate.
Harford dad April 04, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Not wearing a seat belt (even if ) did not cause, someone to run (as witnesses stated) a solid red light. The person who ran it will most likely have more excuses. But she caused a young girls life to be changed for ever. That is the fact and she will need to be held accountable for that, but the fullest extent of the law.
Chuck April 05, 2012 at 10:21 AM
People. Don't use this tragedy as an opportunity for a soap box to voice your opinions. Katie Mitchell is a wonderful young lady, athlete, mentor, baby sitter, etc, etc. she has no doubt had surgery and will have to fight to regain normalcy. Please take a moment and pray for Katie, her mom, dad, and brother as they get through this.
SNAKE DR. April 05, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Cell phones don't kill people. People kill people.
Cd April 13, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Karl.. Shut up! You don't know the circumstances and no one wanta to hear your preaching and nasty comments! So..shut TFU! What an idiot! You are only concerned with your own opinions and you could care less about the victims involved!
Adrienne April 22, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I would just like to say she was wearing a seatbelt your all getting ridicoulous about what happened and you don't even know what happened, only what your hearing.
Katherine April 22, 2012 at 02:18 PM
We are talking about a 17 year old girl whose life may be changed forever due to the severity of her injuries. Many of you making assumptions and ignorant comments are the usual suspects who make stupid comments on most articles on here because you think the rest of us actually care what you have to say. Well we don't! It is very possible to be ejected from a car even though you are wearing a seatbelt so stop assuming that just because the accident victim was 17 that she was doing something wrong! Prayers and good thoughts go out to her and her family because she has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
Paul Amirault April 22, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Hah, the stalking poster has returned. Katherine, Adrienne, Cd, & Chuck are the one and the same serial poster that comes out every time there is a crime or an accident simply silly.
Monica April 22, 2012 at 03:18 PM
This is why it is necessary to be very observent even when you have the green light. Watch out for that other guy!!! God bless all involved.
Katherine April 22, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Paul, this is only the second time I have ever commented on an article here so you are obviously a fool who does not know what you are talking about. I have no connection to the other three names you mentioned and the fact that you have this "stalking poster" theory proves you need to spend a little less time on here and a little more time getting a life.
Karl Schuub April 22, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Yes indeed some people make ignorant comments, darn that pesky thing called constitutional freedom.
Paul Amirault April 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Yes Katherine, you are the sincere poster always saying good things about criminals and those who cause accidents. Otherwise you would show your real name. But you don't. It is coincidence that youbre always a first time poster. You are a sick fraud.
Katherine April 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I just have to laugh at you Paul because clearly you are just a pathetic little man that nobody listens to so you go online and try to stir up controversy to make yourself feel important. My real first name is Katherine but as most intelligent people know women tend not to post their full name for safety reasons. There are sickos out there, as I'm sure you know. I don't recall sticking up for the person that caused this accident, I simply stuck up for the victim. Remember the victim Paul? The 17 year old girl who last I heard may lose her leg? I happen to know her mother and I hope she does not come on here and read the ignorant comments.....posted mostly by men of course. Men who have nothing better to do with their lives except try to get attention off of other people's tragedy because they have nothing constructive to do with their time.
Katherine April 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM
And to Karl, you can make all the ignorant comments you want. There is, however, this pesky thing called respect. You can respectfully state an opinion without being disrespectful to a young accident victim. I have two daughters in high school and if God forbid something tragic happened to them and people came on here making ignorant comments and assumptions there would be some very busy attorneys in this town.
Red Dolphin April 24, 2012 at 02:28 AM
dont pull it , Kirsten. as you requested , lets keep it civil

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