UPDATE: Columbia Patients Released After Route 1 Crash Hospitalizes Five

Three adults and two juveniles were being treated after a collision that shut down Washington Boulevard at Montevideo Road Wednesday.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: The driver and front passenger of the Land Rover have been discharged from University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: The two children involved, both boys, ages 8 months and 2 years, who were riding in the back seat of the Land Rover, have been released from the hospital to a family member in good condition, according to Sherry Llewellyn, a Howard County Police spokesperson.

There are no status updates on the others involved and no new information on possible charges related to the accident, according to LLewelyn.

Original Story, May 2: Five people were hospitalized and all lanes of Washington Boulevard shut down Wednesday afternoon following a crash in Elkridge that police said may have involved alcohol. 

Khisha Parks, 36, of Columbia was driving a Land Rover on US 1 that struck two vehicles between Waterloo and Montevideo roads before coming to a stop at approximately 4 p.m., according to Howard County police.

Parks was traveling northbound on Washington Boulevard when her vehicle hit the passenger side mirror of a Chrysler north of MD Route 175, said police.

After passing through the Montevideo Road intersection headed north, police said the Land Rover crossed over the yellow line into southbound traffic on Route 1. The vehicle struck a guardrail and then collided head-on with an Infiniti.

Parks and front-seat passenger Bernard Alexander, 31, of Laurel were in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said police.

Two children who had been in the back seat of the Land Rover were in stable condition at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, reported police.

Police said the driver of the Infiniti—Enoch Webb, 61, of Gwynn Oak—was in stable condition at Howard County General Hospital.

No information was available about the driver of the van. 

Police said that alcohol and crossing the double line were factors in the collision. 

Route 1 was closed between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Montevideo Road intersection as a result of the crash.

K May 03, 2012 at 03:10 AM
What an IDIOT to drink and drive with children in the back seat. I'm glad she didn't kill anyone and I hope she has fun riding public transportation now that she has lost her license and Land Rover.
Mike Radinsky May 03, 2012 at 12:10 PM
According to public records, she allegedly was also driving on a suspended license, possibly a learners permit, after having failed to appear for trial in an another accident on Rt 1 in November where speeding was the suspected cause.
Andrew Metcalf May 03, 2012 at 12:35 PM
That's correct Mike, she also pleaded guilty in 2004 to driving while impaired by alcohol in a Frederick case, according to public records.
Polly May 03, 2012 at 12:51 PM
For God's sake would someone please just lock this woman up before she kills someone. Her children don't deserve this drama and my heart aches for them. So sad, so very sad indeed.
Brook Hubbard May 03, 2012 at 01:55 PM
This is what I've talked about in previous articles. We need more stringent driving laws (who can get a license) and stricter punishments (who can retain a license). Driving is a privilege, not a right, and legislation needs to remember that. Unfortunately, they're more concerned with keeping their constituents happy than passing unpopular laws that limit drivers. Thus people in Maryland can violate laws and put others in harms way... and get off with a slap on the wrist.


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