Update: Man in Critical Condition Following Motorcycle Accident in Westminster

The driver of the other vehicle had non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Colonel Phil Kasten of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said that the motorcyclist injured in an accident on Uniontown Road Wednesday evening remains in critical but stable condition Thursday afternoon. 


A Union Bridge man is in critical condition after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a car on Uniontown Road Tuesday evening, according to police. 

At approximately 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident along the 3400 block of Uniontown Road.  

Police said that a Honda CRV heading east on Uniontown Road attempted to make a u-turn when a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle traveling east struck the driver- side door of the CRV as it turned in front of him.  

The motorcycle's driver, 25-year-old Giuseppe Monteleone of Union Bridge, was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he remains in critical condition, police said.  

The Honda CRV's operator, 55-year-old Linda Gallina-Knatz of Westminster, was transported to Carroll Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries, police report.  

Uniontown Road was closed for more than an hour for investigation, rescue and clean-up efforts, according to police reports.  

Anyone with information about this incident, or that may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Corporal Jeff Miller at 410-386-2900. 

patty kingsbury April 04, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Patty K I am just happy that he is alive!He is my nephew,Please pray for him and his family.
Ronnie Close April 05, 2013 at 02:34 AM
from all of the Littlestown,2226 Eagle Riders we hope your nephew will be ok, we hate to hear it when something like this happens to another rider, tell all his family we are thinking of them all, Ronnie,President of Littlestown,2226 Eagle Riders.
Wendy McCabe April 05, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Until all the facts are in, we should not jump to conclusions in regards to the driver of the CRV. She was hit from behind and to make a turn requires reduced speed on her part. The bike seems to have been going more than 25 miles per hour. Wendy
John April 05, 2013 at 10:38 PM
No different than most auto drivers. If your not tailgating, and you should never be tailgating someone on a motorcyle due to the risk of sever injury to the person riding the motorcyle, you needn't worring about hitting them if they slow down to turn.
John April 05, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Your version of the motorcyle hitting the rear of the car does not jibe with the article in Patch which indicates that "the motorcyle traveling east struck the driver side door". Since when is the driver side door on the rear of the vehicle? It also states that the car was making a u-turn.


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