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Four injured after stolen car crashes

Matt Zapotosky

A stolen car crashed into a utility pole in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George’s County early Friday morning, ejecting and critically injuring the four men inside, authorities said.

Three of the men -- an 18-year-old, 19-year-old and 20-year-old -- were in stable condition and the fourth, whose age authorities said they did not know, remained in critical condition later Friday morning, police said.

The men were driving recklessly in a 2005 Nissan Altima reported stolen that day when their car left the 3200 block of Naylor Road and crashed into a utility pole, according to Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George's County police spokesman.

All four men were ejected and transported to the hospital with critical and traumatic injuries, fire officials said.

Police did not immediately identify any of the men involved because they said no one has been charged, though they might be because the vehicle was stolen. The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  August 6, 2010; 8:36 AM ET
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A stolen car in PG County? What a shock.

Posted by: checkered1 | August 6, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Poetic justice. Serves them right to be seriously injured while joy riding in a stolen car.

Posted by: PepperDr | August 6, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

The police should have left them all right there on the side of the road to bleed to death.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 6, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Darwin at work.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | August 6, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

To bad the car got wrecked. That was the only thing of value in this story.

Posted by: nubeldorf1 | August 6, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

The 3 Stooges!

Posted by: UnknownHenson | August 6, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: lulu202 | August 6, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Who steals a car for the fun of it? If that isn't the dumbest crime then crashing it and nearly killing yourself and your friends makes it the dumbest.
"I'm bored...guess I'll go commit a felony to entertain myself." What an idiot.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 6, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

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