Two Columbia Teens Struck by Car During Wednesday's Rainstorm
Preliminary investigation shows pedestrian error to be a contributing factor.
Two Columbia teenagers were taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon after they were struck by a car on Cedar Lane, according to a press release from the Howard County Police Department.
The two pedestrians were crossing Cedar Lane near Grand Banks Road at about 4:51 p.m. Wednesday when they were struck by a 2005 Lexus ES330 driven by Ellicott City resident Mary Koutrelakos, 79.
The pedestrians, Erica Renee Butler, 15, and Latesha Monica Carter, 15, both of Columbia, were taken to the trauma center, where they were listed as "stable" on Thursday, according to the statement.
Koutrelakos was not injured.
Preliminary investigation shows that pedestrian error was a contributing factor, the statement said. It was also raining heavily at the time.
PFC. Neil White is continuing to investigate, according to police.