Severn 12-year old injured when mom’s boyfriend leads police on high speed chase

| November 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

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traffic-accident iconA child is being treated for injuries he sustained in an Anne Arundel County crash that occurred after the man he was riding with was driving at a high speed, refused to stop for a trooper, and later lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree.

The victim a, 12-year old boy from Severn, Md. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of injuries reported to be minor.

The driver is identified as Gary S. Eldridge Jr., 22, of Severn, Md. After fleeing the crash site on foot, Eldridge was located by police and complained of injuries from the crash. He was taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment of injuries reported to be minor. Charges are pending at this time. State Police will be reviewing their investigation with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office before charges are filed.

Just after 11:00 a.m. today, a Maryland state trooper assigned to the Aviation Command was northbound on I-97, just south of Rt. 176, when he was passed by a 2002 Saturn being operated at a speed estimated to be about 100 mph. The trooper activated his emergency lights, but the driver, later identified as Eldridge, did not stop and immediately exited at Rt.176.

Due to the speed of the Saturn, the trooper did not catch up to it, but could see the car in the distance. The Saturn ran through a red light at Rt. 648 and crossed onto 8th Avenue. Eldridge lost control of the vehicle and it traveled off the right side of the road, striking a tree. Eldridge fled the scene on foot.

The trooper who originally tried to stop the car arrived and found the 12-year-old passenger in the car. Being a flight paramedic, the trooper immediately provided a high level of emergency care and called for an ambulance. He also issued a lookout for the driver. Anne Arundel County Police located the driver a short time later and he was taken to the hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicates Eldridge’s driver’s license is suspended. The child is the son of Eldridge’s girlfriend. The car apparently belongs to a friend of Eldridge.

The investigation is continuing.

Source: MSP

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