2 teens hurt when car collides with rig

High school athletes were on way back from classes at Dundalk college

October 02, 2003|By Andrew A. Green | Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF

Two Sparrows Point High School students were critically injured when their car collided with a tractor-trailer just after noon yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

Zachary Thomas Bradley, 17, of the 2100 block of Lodge Forest Drive and Adam Matthew Parr, 17, of the 7300 block of Geise Ave., both varsity athletes and popular students at the high school, were listed in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night, police said.

The boys were returning from the Community College of Baltimore County's Dundalk campus, where they are taking college-credit courses, when their 1997 Chevrolet Lumina crashed into the tractor-trailer at Bethlehem Boulevard and Wharf Road.

The tractor-trailer stopped at a flashing red light, then entered the intersection, turning left onto Bethlehem Boulevard, police said. The Lumina, which Bradley was driving east on Bethlehem Boulevard, collided with the tractor-trailer, police said. The car's top was sheared off as it skidded underneath the rig, police said.

Russ Lingner, the athletic director at Sparrows Point High, said Bradley plays on the varsity golf and baseball teams and Parr on the varsity soccer team.

Lingner said the two are well-liked and other students at the school were so upset that the athletic department canceled all varsity games yesterday. "There was no way we could put those kids on the field," Lingner said. "They were so shaken up."

The tractor-trailer, which is owned by Price Trucking Inc. of Aberdeen, was driven by Kevin Reveley, 39, of the first block of East Bel Air Ave. in Aberdeen. He was not injured.

No charges had been filed yesterday afternoon in the crash, which is under investigation, police said.

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