A 17-year-old Carroll County girl was seriously injured yesterday in a carjacking and assault near Reese after she gave a ride to a man she knew casually, state police in Westminster said.
A MedEvac helicopter took the New Windsor girl to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening, said Tfc. Alfred A. Eways.
She is not being identified because of her age.
The girl told police that she gave the man a ride to a remote area off Reese Road, where she was choked and punched several times before passing out. When the girl regained consciousness, she realized she had been pushed or dragged from her car and that the man and vehicle were missing, Eways said.
She walked to Reese Road, where she was found at 12: 04 p.m. by a passer-by, he said.
An alert was broadcast for a white 1988 Toyota Camry with Maryland tags BJP 303. Local police and deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office assisted troopers. The man, who once lived in New Windsor, was known to visit or possibly stay at various places in the county, Eways said.
The attacker could be one of three men, said Eways, who declined to identify a suspect until investigators can make a positive identification.
Technicians from the state police crime laboratory gathered evidence from the crime scene, including blood samples. A test for rape was requested because the girl said she had lost consciousness, Eways said. Test results were not available.