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Posted at 2:50 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Pr. Geo.'s police say 2 injured fleeing

By Washington Post editors


Two suspects fleeing the scene of a home invasion in the Accokeek area were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when they crashed their vehicle minutes after police broke off a chase of them, authorities said.

The incident began at 12:38 p.m., when a woman called police to say two males were breaking into her home in the 2700 block of Medinah Ridge Road, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George's County Police spokesman. The woman was apparently hiding inside the home, Johnson said.

Police arrived to find two people leaving the scene in a gold Lexus. Officers chased the vehicle a short distance, but then broke off the pursuit, Johnson said. Minutes later -- about 12:50 p.m. -- the Lexus crashed in the 10800 block of Brandywine Road in the Clinton area, critically injuring the two males inside, Johnson said.

The circumstances of the crash remain unclear, Johnson said. He said police recovered a flat screen TV and other items taken from the home in the vehicle that crashed.

-- Matt Zapotosky

Two people were seriously injured Tuesday morning following an accident in Clinton, Prince George's County Fire and EMS report.

The victims, described as two people in their early 20s, sustained life threatening injuries in the accident. Officials said a vehicle overturned in the 10800 block of Brandywine Road.

The two were flown to a trauma center.

By Washington Post editors  | October 19, 2010; 2:50 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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You reap what you sow in life...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 19, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree!

Posted by: kdukes1 | October 19, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

As long as the TV was okay, I'd call it a day... Seeing as how it was clearly the only object of value inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Posted by: JustJosh | October 19, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Can we handcuff these guys and not treat them for an hour?

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | October 19, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The only thing I care about is the car, is it total? If so, what a loss.

Posted by: YourDaddy1 | October 19, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Thats good news, I hope they die.

Posted by: kenk3 | October 19, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Stupid is as stupid does. So true, BigDaddy651, you indeed reap what you sow.

Posted by: sjcsando | October 19, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I think the police did those fools justice by ramming and tilting there car over....Good thing that was not my girl they would have begged for the police to arrest them... We have a right to "bare something" for criminals who pose a threat like these fools.... I just don't understand this fools...Why break into someones house that they pay hard earned money for....

Posted by: pusha-d | October 19, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

These 2 crashed after the cops broke off of the chase. Morons.

Posted by: BEEPEE | October 19, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Martin O'Malley says the home invaders had a right to be in the home. After they broke in, they became members of the family.

Posted by: gbooksdc | October 19, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

What about the items that were stolen from the home? I hope nothing was damaged. As for the two humanoids.........

Posted by: rkayblock1 | October 19, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

The only tragedy here….why were the police instructed to “break this chase off?” Breaking into private property is a felony in Maryland and hot pursuit is still allowed. I feel no sympathy for these nitwits and hope when and if they recover; their next stop will be county lockup before heading to prison. I’m just displeased that my tax dollars will pay for the defense and their long term care.

Posted by: OhDarn | October 19, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Two suspects fleeing the scene of a home invasion in the Accokeek area were critically injured ......Love It

Posted by: DCFanatic | October 19, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

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