Overnight crash in Pasadena sends 2 to Shock Trauma

April 25, 2014

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Serious Injury Single Vehicle Collision                                                                        Pasadena


Location of Incident:             Catherine Avenue at Harlem Avenue, Pasadena, Maryland

Date & Time:                         Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 1:56 AM


Motor Vehicle:             2003 Porsche Cayenne

Driver:                         John Raymond David Lippold Jr, 24, of the 600 block of Backridge Court,

Fredericksburg, VA

Injuries/Condition:             Transported to Shock Trauma, admitted in critical condition

Front Passenger:             Kyle Norwood Philhower, 23, of the 1200 block of Gillia Court,

Pasadena, MD

Injuries/Condition:             Transported to Shock Trauma, admitted in critical condition


On Friday, April 25, 2014 at approximately 1:56 a.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to a report of a vehicle into a tree in the area of Catherine Avenue and Harlem Avenue, Pasadena.

Officers observed the serious nature of the injuries and notified the Traffic Safety Section who responded and assumed control of the investigation.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the Porsche Cayenne was traveling east on Catherine Avenue at a high rate of speed which was estimated in excess of 70 mph. As the vehicle approached a curve on the roadway at Harlem Avenue, it continued to travel straight. The vehicle then struck and drove over the curb on the right side of the road, partially tearing the right front wheel off in the process.

The vehicle continued to travel in a straight path, crossing two front yards and a driveway before striking a large tree with the right front corner of the vehicle. This impact caused the engine to separate from the vehicle which eventually came to rest on Harlem Avenue. As a result of the first tree impact, the vehicle spun into a second tree, striking it on the driver’s door before coming to rest.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle were both trapped in the vehicle. They were both suffering from extensive injuries as a result of the collision. After both were cut from the vehicle by rescue personnel, they were flown to Shock Trauma where they were admitted in critical condition.

Excessive speed and alcohol are both considered contributing factors in this collision.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Charges are pending after review by the State’s Attorney’s Office.



During this event, motorists may expect traffic delays along the route as well as the adjacent roadways.

(From Anne Arundel County Police Dept.)


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