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OL DeSouza injured in scooter accident at Maryland [UPDATED]

Pete DeSouza, a former All-Met from DeMatha and the starting right tackle at Maryland, suffered non-life threatening injuries in a campus scooter accident Thursday night, Maryland spokesperson Shawn Nestor said.

According to a release issued by Maryland late Thursday, DeSouza was operating a motor scooter traveling westbound on Campus Drive when a motorist turned left in front of DeSouza. The scooter collided with the vehicle, causing DeSouza "to go down." The driver of the passenger vehicle was issued a traffic citation. The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety is continuing its investigation.

The accident happened outside of Cole Field House just before 10 p.m., said Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George's County fire department. DeSouza suffered serious injuries to the lower extremities, Brady said.

-- Eric Prisbell

Additional details from Metro's Clarence Williams:
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 DeMatha grad and Silver Spring native, was taken to a hospital with injuries 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 Eric Prisbell  | October 21, 2010; 10:42 PM ET
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Hope DeSouza is recovering. Scooter vs car or truck does not usually turn out well for those on the scooter. Are scooter riders required to wear helmets?

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 22, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

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