Children hurt in Pa. crash at John Hopkins Burn Center in Baltimore

Police won't release any information on their conditions

April 05, 2010|By HEATHER KEELS

Two children injured Friday afternoon in a crash on U.S. 30 near Chambersburg, Pa., were at Johns Hopkins Burn Center in Baltimore, but police on Monday would not release any information on their conditions, Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Thomas E. Pinkerton said.

The children, a boy and a girl, were passengers in a car that crashed into a pole Friday during a police chase, police said.

Police would not release the children's names, and hospital staff can not give out information on patients' conditions without being provided the patients' full names.

The driver of the car that crashed, identified by police as Jassen Lee Albert, 33, of 6541 Roxbury Road in Shippensburg, Pa., was listed in satisfactory condition Monday at York (Pa.) Hospital, according to a supervisor there.


Police alleged that Albert fled from police after he was stopped on U.S. 30 west of Cashtown, Pa., in Adams County.

Albert led state police west into Franklin County, where he ran into a pole at about 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Benny's Italian Restaurant at the corner of Lincoln Way East and Briar Lane, police said.

No charges had been filed against Albert as of Monday afternoon.

"This investigation is still ongoing and no new information is expected to be released," Pennsylvania State Police said in a press release Monday. "As soon as investigative facts allow the release of new information, it will be disseminated in a timely manner."

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