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Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 10/21/2010

U-Md. football player struck by car

By Erica Johnston

Campus police at the University of Maryland said a school football player was struck by a car Thursday night as he rode his scooter on campus near Cole Field House.

Offensive lineman Pete DeSouza, a red-shirt freshman who is a DeMatha grad and Silver Spring native, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

The accident happened on Union Lane, between the student union and Cole Field House about 9 p.m., said Capt. Mark Limansky, a spokesman for the school's department of public safety.

Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George's County fire department, said the victim, whom he did not identify, suffered serious injuries to the "lower extremities."

The driver of the car was not injured, Limansky said. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | October 21, 2010; 11:28 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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