Advertisement

Boonsboro teen's condition upgraded

November 24, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

The condition of a Boonsboro resident injured in an apparent drag-racing incident was upgraded Sunday, approximately two days after a crash left him in critical condition.

Meanwhile, a Washington County Sheriff's deputy said the boy, whom he declined to identify, would not likely face criminal charges in connection with Friday's incident along National Pike.

A Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said the 16-year-old Boonsboro-area resident's condition was upgraded to serious at the hospital Sunday.

Sheriff's department Sgt. Tim Baker said the driver is "not going to be charged with anything" by deputies, though he appeared to be racing on National Pike (U.S. 40) Friday evening.

On Friday, deputies said the driver's 1999 Oldsmobile left the roadway at a high speed, striking several trees, at approximately 7:35 p.m. Deputies said he was trapped in the Oldsmobile and had to be freed from it by fire and ambulance crews.

Advertisement

Baker said the investigation, including the identity of the second driver involved in Friday's alleged drag race, are ongoing.

Deputies are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 240-313-2170.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|