Anne Arundel County

In Annapolis, two cars leave the road and crash into trees

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a serious accident early Sunday in which two cars reportedly ran off a road in Annapolis, and both struck trees. One of the drivers was in critical condition early Sunday.

Police said at about 1:15 a.m., officers arrived at Spa Road and Harness Creek Road, Annapolis, and found two vehicles off the roadway and into trees.


Police believe the first vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta, was traveling south on Spa Road and failed to negotiate a curve. The car left the road just south of the intersection of Harness Creek Road and struck a tree, police said.

Police said the second car, a Mazda Protege, also failed to negotiate the curve and entered the same wood line just to the left of the first car, and also struck a different tree.


The driver of the Jetta was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma and remains in critical condition, Police said he is a 17-year-old male. A passenger in that car, also 17, was transported to University Of Maryland Shock Trauma and treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the Mazda was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center and was treated and released, police said. He was later identified by police as Oscar Moreira, 18, of Annapolis.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crashes. A toxicology test was administered for the driver of the Jetta, and results are pending. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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