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New Year's Crash in Glen Burnie Sends Man to Shock Trauma

One driver is in critical but stable condition after the collision early Tuesday.

A single vehicle crash only minutes into the new year sent a man to Shock Trauma, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Shortly after 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, police responded to a crash in Glen Burnie and found a vehicle that left the roadway on Route 10 and struck the bridge supports for the I-695 overpass.

Medical crews removed the driver of the vehicle, who was partially ejected and sustained life-threatening injuries. Crews transported him to the Shock Trauma center in Baltimore. The driver, Daniel Alan Leitner, 24, of Baltimore, remains in critical but stable condition at Shock Trauma, according to police.

Police said an initial investigation shows Leitner was traveling northbound on Route 10 and failed to negotiate a curve in the road, which led his vehicle to leave the roadway, striking a light pole and a bridge support on the beltway overpass.

Speed and impairment may have been contributing factors to the crash, according to police.

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sharon crowl January 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM
No excuse for drinking and driving! a case of idiot got behind the wheel, luckily he didnt take someone's life because of his actions. What is it with new years eve? come on, you can call a taxi! free rides to your house,no need to get behind the wheel.
chuck January 02, 2013 at 11:46 PM
how do you no the man was drinking? could have been a blown tire or any other failure to the car.
Rich January 03, 2013 at 01:33 AM
First of all I can tell you he was not drinking and driving. I have know Danny for about 12 years now and he would never drink and drive. However, as to impairment in today's time can be related to anything that stopped him from driving i.e. cell phone, radio, but there is no way to know unless you were there which you werent so don't throw accusations around on a good person for a statement of impairment immediately meaning alcohol.
jms January 03, 2013 at 07:18 AM
I saw his car mins before he crashed. He was speeding bc he flew by me however he wasn't all over the road to suggest he was drinking and driving. I wish people would stop judging other people before they know all the facts. I hope he pulls through. Prayers for with him and his family.
V. Cromer January 03, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Sharon, this is my lil cousin. He was driving ANGRY.. theres a difference. he had just got into a argument with his girlfriend. let the police do their jobs. if he was somehow in the wrong he will deal with that when it comes, and his family will be by his side. So unless your a cop who responded to the accident and seen first hand what he was or wasn't or if you want to give thanks or prayers to him for a speedy recovery you shouldn't be saying anything.
Cherish Lynn January 03, 2013 at 11:25 PM
If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything that is my boyfriend he is in alot of pain and don't need negative in his life right now I love him n so does his family n friends and we are going to stand bye him while he gets through this and don't need people like you to bring negative to him I love you Baby with all my heart and I'm standing bye you through every step of the way
Morgan E January 03, 2013 at 11:37 PM
I hope Danny pulls through. He's a really good friend of mine. & he would NEVER drink & drive. So don't accuse him of doing so!
ashley January 04, 2013 at 02:32 PM
U shouldn't judge people if it was someone close to you I'm sure your opinion would be different. He was suppose to have a place to stay that night but was told to leave because of an argument. All we can do is pray n hope he's ok
Cherish January 04, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I never told Danny to leave thank u very much I took away his key he went in my purse n grab the other one while I was in the Bathroom
Cherish January 04, 2013 at 04:08 PM
You need to get your fact straight u was not there so you have no place to open your mouth I love Danny I would never tell him to leave I'm going to be here for him no matter what and he wouldn't like for you to be saying things that didn't happen
Ashtin baker January 04, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Cherish u dont have to explain to nobody
Lexxus January 04, 2013 at 05:36 PM
I know Danny personal he doesn't drink and drive , I'd trust him with my life driving me around! So all of you need to stop. Cherish loves Dan and she would NEVER tell him to leave. If it were you're family it be a different point of view
Cherish January 04, 2013 at 06:46 PM
That's ok people can say what they want I know what happen I would never tell my boyfriend to leave no matter was going on I love Danny an thts all tht matters n if people have a problem with it can come see me point blank
krystal mowray January 04, 2013 at 11:44 PM
cherish don't worry about what other people think... only you and danny know what really happened and that's all that matters... the only thing you can do know is be by his side and that's all he would want

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