Elkridge Teen Hit And Critically Injured By Drunk Driver

According to reports from the Baltimore Sun, a 16-year-old Elkridge, Maryland, teen was struck and seriously injured by a drunk driver just after midnight on Friday. Maryland State Police say that the teen, Benjamin Wortman, of Red Barn Way, was riding his bicycle at half past 12:00 a.m. when he was struck by 26-year-old Aaron Jacob Lorsong. The Maryland bike accident took place in the eastbound lane of Route 108 near Lark Brown Road.

Howard County Police charged Losong, who was driving a Nissan Ultima, with driving under the influence of alcohol and with possession of heroin. A vehicular homicide charge could also be added to his criminal charges in the days to come, as well as causing a life threatening injury while driving under the influence. Both the car and the bike were traveling eastbound at the time of the fatal bike accident.

Wortman was rushed by emergency services to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was put on life support by his family and doctors as Wortman is an organ donor. The next day, the teen died of the injuries incurred in the bike accident.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police at 410-313-3700, as the case is still under investigation. It is not clear whether Wortman was wearing a safety helmet or wearing reflective bike gear. Lorsong was released Friday from the Howard County Detention Center after posting $100,000 bond.

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