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7-year-old boy suffers severe head injury in Christmas crash

Anne Arundel police say alcohol a contributing factor when Acura struck a parked tow truck

By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun

5:24 PM EST, December 26, 2012

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A 7-year-old boy remains in critical condition with a severe head injury after a traffic accident on Christmas night.

At about 10 p.m., Anne Arundel police responded to Casuarina Way near Spring Meadow Way in Odenton where a 1997 Acura sedan had struck a parked tow truck. The boy, who had been sitting in the front seat of the Acura, was taken to John Hopkins Children's Center. Police are not releasing his name.

The car's driver, Lisa Marie Middledorf, 30, was not injured.

Police said preliminary evidence indicates alcohol and driver fatigue contributed to the crash. Middledorf, who lives on the 600 block of Winding Stream Way and shares an address with the 7-year-old boy, was taken to the Western District Police Station for a mandatory breath test.

Police said Tueday afternoon that they had no new information as to the boy's condition or the results of the breath test. No charges had been filed.

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