17-year-old flown to Shock Trauma after Eldersburg accident

A 17-year-old girl was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle accident on Route 26 in Eldersburg Thursday morning.

According to a Maryland State Police media release, a 2013 Honda Pilot driven by 55-year-old Union Bridge resident Carol Ellen Musil collided head on with a 2013 Mini Cooper driven by the teen about 8 a.m. in the area of Route 26 and Emerald Lane.

The 17-year-old was flown to shock trauma and Musil was transported to the Carroll County Hospital Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Police said they were unable to say if the girl is a student at nearby Century or Liberty high schools, and Carroll County Public Schools officials said they were unaware of a student involved in an accident Thursday morning.

Musil was traveling east on Route 26 when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck the Mini Cooper head on with both vehicles sustaining "heavy front-end damage," according to police.

Police said Musil was the driver at fault and speed and alcohol are not factors. Charges are pending, according to the release.

Route 26 was closed for about one hour for the police investigation.

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