The conclusion of the Fourth of July brought an unwelcome surprise for one Harford County teen who fell asleep on the couch.
Aberdeen police say a 16-year-old male was sleeping on his family’s sofa last night after 11 p.m., presumably after July Fourth fireworks had ended, when a car suddenly crashed through the front wall of the house and landed on top of him. Officers arrived around 11:20 p.m. to find the teen trapped under the vehicle.
After what was likely one of the longest hours of his life, fire rescue and EMS units were able to free him from the tough spot. He was conscious and communicating with them the entire time, police said.
The teen was transported by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore with a burn on his arm.
Investigators talked to the driver, 32-year-old Sabrina Bond of Edgewood, and learned she had been part of a small road scuffle leading up to the crash. Police say she was driving down Oxford Avenue and pulled up to a stop sign when a black truck sped around and cut back in front of her. Bond then “over corrected [sic.] steering and accelerated,” causing her car to jump a curb and speed through into the house, police said.
The department said she wasn’t impaired or distracted when she crashed her car. Court records show numerous prior traffic charges, but none related to this incident as of 3 p.m. today. A police spokesman said the investigation is mainly closed, but that the department will determine whether to charge her tomorrow.
Fortunately, the Harford Fire Blog reported this morning that the teen was treated for “minor injuries” and has since been released.