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Silver Spring man injured in accident near Route 32


A Silver Spring man was seriously injured when his car struck a utility pole in western Howard County Wednesday night, police said.

Jason Alcoba, 19, was listed in critical but stable condition at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Mr. Alcoba was driving a 1983 Mazda north on Hall Shop Road south of Route 32 about 11 p.m. when the car went out of control, skidded off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The car then caught on fire.

Police -- who are attributing the accident to excessive speed and alcohol -- are investigating. No charges have been filed.

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