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Hit-and-run in Columbia Halloween night sends teen to hospital with serious injuries, police say

Howard County police are investigating a hit-and-run in Columbia that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries Halloween night, according to a Sunday news release from the agency.

At around 1:36 a.m. Sunday, a Honda Civic stopped in the “travel portion” of northbound Phelps Luck Drive at Route 108, and “for an unknown reason,” the driver and one of the passengers exited the vehicle, according to the release. They attempted to run across the street to the Royal Farms store before turning back to the Honda Civic, the release read.

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In the process, a 17-year-old Columbia resident was struck by another vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 108, according to the release. That vehicle, which the release described as a dark-colored sedan, then fled the scene.

The teenager was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, the release read. The other person was not hit, according to the release.

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Investigators believe the vehicle that struck the teenager sustained damage to its driver’s side headlamp and surrounding area, according to the release. The release asked anyone who may have information about the collision or the described vehicle to call 410-313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov. The release also asked area property owners to check their exterior cameras.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

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