Track coach injured in car crash
Posted on Apr 30, 2011
A Carroll County track coach was listed in serious condition after a car accident on April 20.
Timothy Patrick Walsh, 29, was injured in a collision with a dump truck, according to Maryland State Police.
Walsh, a resident of Westminster, was headed west on Uniontown Road near the intersection of Royer Road around 7:30 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Westminster Police Department. He was driving his Nissan Altima.
Three dump trucks were driving east on Uniontown Road. The driver of the third dump truck, who was following the other two, tried to turn left at the intersection but instead ran into the front of Walsh's car, hitting him nearly head-on.
D.D. Freed Trucking, based in Mount Airy, owns the dump truck that was involved in the accident. The driver of the dump truck was James Gregory Howard, 49, a resident of Sykesville.
Walsh was taken by air to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where a representative said he was in serious condition Wednesday afternoon.
Walsh has been a track coach at Francis Scott Key High School since 2005. He has coached track and field, cross country, and volleyball and is well-known to other coaches in the county, many of whom sent him wishes for a speedy recovery.