Car strikes two teens near Elkton

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— A car struck two teenage girls Mon­day, send­ing them by am­bu­lance to an area hos­pi­tal with “se­ri­ous but non-life-threat­en­ing” in­juries, ac­cord­ing to the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred about 4 p.m. while the teens, ages 15 and 17, were walk­ing on a sec­tion of west­bound Carter Road to a nearby ele­men­tary school bus stop, where they in­tended to meet at least one stu­dent for af­ter­noon dropoff, po­lice re­ported. Carter Road is off Blue Ball Road, north of Elkton.

ELKTON

A west­bound Toyota Corolla driven by Elkton-area res­i­dent Corey Ray Feazelle, 29, struck both teens from be­hind, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a CCSO spokesman

“The older teen was hit more di­rectly. Her head hit the hood and wind­shield. The younger teen was hit by the side mir­ror,” Holmes ex­plained, not­ing that the teens live near Elkton.

Am­bu­lances trans­ported the girls to Chris­tiana Hos­pi­tal in Delaware, ac­cord­ing to Holmes, who did not have up­dated med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing the teens, as of Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Feazelle re­mained at the scene of the ac­ci­dent and talked to in­ves­ti­ga­tors, po­lice re­ported.

“It ap­pears that sun glare may have been a con­tribut­ing fac­tor in this ac­ci­dent,” Holmes said.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing to de­ter­mine the cir­cum­stances of the ac­ci­dent, in­clud­ing on what part of the road the teens were walk­ing when they were struck and the speed of the car, po­lice re­ported.

“We’re still try­ing to de­ter­mine the ex­act lo­ca­tion,” Holmes said.

CCSO Dfc. Brian Shockey is the lead in­ves­ti­ga­tor, Holmes re­ported.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

With the re­paint­ing project now com­pleted, the Ch­e­sa­peake City Bridge is fully open for the first time in nearly six months.

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