Posted on Mar 22, 2014

A teenage girl who was involved in a head-on collision and was being treated for serious injuries, according to the Maryland State Police. The teen was hurt in a two-car accident along Route 26 in Carroll County. Details of the serious Maryland auto accident are as follows:

A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured when another car crashed into hers the morning of Thursday, March 6. The girl, whose name has not been released, was behind the wheel of a 2013 Mini Cooper. She was traveling westbound along Route 26 (Liberty Road) in Eldersburg around 8:00 a.m. when the accident occurred.

According to a preliminary police investigation, the accident occurred when 55-year-old Carol Ellen Musil of Union Bridge crossed the center line and crashed into the teen’s vehicle. Musil was driving a 2013 Honda Pilot and was headed eastbound on Route 26. As she neared the intersection of Route 26 and Emerald Lane, Musil apparently lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the westbound lane.

A police media release stated that both vehicles suffered “heavy damage” to their front ends. The teen was rushed by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Her injuries were said to be serious but not expected to be life-threatening. Musil suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Carroll County Hospital Center for treatment.

Police do not believe that speed or alcohol were factors in this accident. At this point, Musil is considered the at-fault driver, and charges against her are pending. Route 26 was closed for an hour to investigate the scene of the accident.

We express our sympathies to the families affected by this accident and wish a speedy recovery to both victims.

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