UPDATE: Man Dies After Car Crashes into House

Police said Ryan Douglas Anderson, 20, of Harwood died Saturday night after his car crashed into a home on Hillside Avenue.

UPDATE (10:45 a.m. Tuesday)—The driver of the car that crashed into a home on Hillside Avenue early Saturday morning has died, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Police said Ryan Douglas Anderson, 20, of Harwood succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash at 9:02 p.m. Saturday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m., the Honda Civic that Anderson was driving failed to negotiate a "T" intersection at the 900 block of Hillside Avenue, resulting in the vehicle colliding into a house. The occupants of the house were not harmed, according to police.

John Sweeney February 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Mama Dukes February 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
God bless you Samantha!!! I think there should be a whole lot more people in the world like you!!!! And yes Tom my son in law did die.Think before you speak!!!
Marisa Armiger February 17, 2013 at 01:00 AM
To Tom!!!!! I know the facts and that is why I commented! He was & is my niece's boyfriend! The car was his it just wasn't registered yet! Family members have been to the home that was hit to check on the owners! He is on life support & will not survive! I'm so sorry that you are ignorant enough to be worried about someone's porch rather then a young mans life!!! I know the facts & until you do we would all appreciate you to keep your ignorant comments to you're self!!!!!!!!!!!! He is only on life support so his organs can be donated to save someone else's life! If you disagree with the police finding, call the police department & voice your opionion. DON'T comment on something you know nothing about!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Ryan very much & he is not going to survive! Just take a minute to see how you would feel if it was your family member!
Ralph February 17, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Perhaps the author, Mr. Hooks, incorrectly used the word "speed", when he meant "alcohol/drugs". It's obvious from the property damage (car and house), as well as the bodily injuries to Mr. Anderson, that "speed" was INDEED "a factor in the accident". The car was certainly traveling faster than it should have been to have kept it under control. Question: Why was Mr. Anderson out wrecklessly joy-riding/speeding/racing (pick your own word), an unregistered vehicle (puportedly, not even his own) at 1:30am on a cold (freezing) rainy Friday evening/Saturday morning? Hmmmm.
Soco original February 17, 2013 at 01:30 AM
I don't think I saw one comment saying that he deserves to die. Just looks like the neighbors are reporting that he was reckless. Speeding is one thing as you drive up RT.97 in the left lane..much different than driving through a community at a rate of speed to which you cannot control the vehicle. Things like this usually lead to speed bumps being put up in communities where people constantly drive to fast. Being in that community, at that time of night, when he's from Harwood, with a car he was not allowed to legally drive...he was not heading to church. Feel bad for those effected by his choices. He shouldn't have to lose his life by them, but he has ( will ). Not fair to his loved ones or the people in the house. Instead of feeling a need to avenge what happened to people who post, I suggest you take what happened and try to teach others the mistakes that can be made and cannot be undone. Instead of anger towards others, try not to make his death be in vain.
Robert February 17, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Speed has been a factor for a very long time in Selby in general and on Hillside to be specific. My neighbors child was struck by a car years ago. As a resident of Hillside and someone who understands traffic, this is not an isolated event. We NEED speed bumps in this neighborhood. If it's 3 PM or 3 AM he majority of vehicles are traveling above the posted speed limit. As someone who understands speed, traffic and accidents I'm once again going to ask the county to consider speed bumps. Both my wife and myself have almost been t-boned on a number of occasions just attempting to turn into our driveway. In addition the motorbike and mini bike violations are just insane. I've watched kids blow across Hillside and not even look. I'm sorry for the loss of the family, hopefully the residents of Selby will stand with me, if this was or wasn't the case, a life is in the balance.
Tracie D'Angelo February 17, 2013 at 02:12 AM
I generally don't leave comments, but feel I have to this time because it is my community. No one here is saying this young man is deserving of his fate and my deepest sympathy to his friends and family. Unfortunately, Selby has been battling speeding vehicles for much too long and I think we all just hate to see what can happen and we have no power to stop it. Many of our neighbors have talked to police and have gone as far as to try to get speed bumps installed. The fact remains that we have no sidewalks, narrow roads and cars that are generally parked on the side. The speed limit is 25mph throughout the neighborhood. My children have been clipped on their bikes by speeding cars and it can be frightening just walking down the street. Young, old, men, women...doesn't matter. I've seen them all speed. Accidents like this effect more than just the driver and home owner. Just a very tragic accident.
Happy in Edgewater February 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Not a time to debate fault etc...my condolences to the family for losing their son. Tragic indeed
Evelyn Aloupas February 17, 2013 at 03:35 PM
How about everybody shut the hell up. He's my family. And I don't appreciate people trash talking my family. Especially when everybody assumes what they heard, saw, or read on the article. It's nobody's business but my family's. so why doesn't everybody go do something more occupational with their lives, instead of thrashing my step-brothers'. All of you people are irrelevant to the situation. I guarantee you, if this was one of your family members in that house or in that car, you'd want the same respect for your family that I want. Instead of pointing fingers and putting the blame on my brother, pray. It might not wake him up from life support, but he is one of God's children. Our whole family needs love and support. Not angry and disgraceful attitudes.
Ralph February 17, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Ms. Aloupas, While we all are saddened by your loss, perhaps you should also consider the loss of an innocent person who could have been victimized by your brother's wreckless behaviors. Ultimately, he paid a steep price for his behavior and bad decisions of Saturday am, and the only worse price to have been paid, would have been him killing someone else who was innocent to his practices. Unfortunately, the Selby community (and its people) are not irrelevant to the situation. Sadly, your step-brothers actions at 1:30am made them relevant, and while the community mourns for your family, we're also hopeful that others learn from the tragic event, and are moreso thankful that God isolated your step-brother.
Evelyn Aloupas February 17, 2013 at 04:35 PM
You're automatically assuming that his behaviors were reckless, and you're in no position to do so. I would appreciate if you, as well as your community would keep their opinions to themselves, if they're going to be negative.
TSevans February 17, 2013 at 04:53 PM
To the family of Mr. Anderson, I sincerely am sorry for your loss. I don't think there are any words that can in any way ease the pain. I don't think anybody has said that he deserved what happened.Unfortunately, regardless of why he was speeding, that car had gone up and down that road a few times in excess of the speed limit. There was also a jeep following the car and at one point both vehicles stopped and had a conversation. Next time Mr. Anderson drove down the road, he sadly crashed. My son was an eyewitness who called 911 in hopes of preventing anything from happening. No matter what the circumstances were surrounding this heartbreaking accident, Mr. Anderson in NO way "deserved" to lose his life. I honestly mean it when I say I will continue to pray that our Heavenly Father will comfort the family and his friends as they painfully go through this. May God's love and peace cover each and every one.
Michael D. Williams February 17, 2013 at 06:02 PM
I don't disagree nor agree with any of the comments in reference to the cause of the accident. For all we know his breaks failed, or he just did not negotiate his stop. In looking at the pictures "speed" does not appear to be a factor. If he were driving at a high rate of speed the damage would have been much worse. As someone mentioned the grass was probably very icy and sliding up into the deck like that is just a freak accident. As far as it "sounding" like he was going fast that is also just an opinion. Fact is these small cars are often modified with mufflers that make them sound faster than they are. So in reality no one knows the facts and therefore should not judge this young man. He died way too young and I am saddened for his family and friends for their loss. Who are you to judge anyway?
Samantha February 17, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Again I would like to say I hope if you're children get into a life threatening accident, this isn't the result. You're all a bunch of goons, you want to say he was using drugs & speeding? Clearly the police disagree and considering their conclusion is supported by, education & I'm sure many years on the work force, you all need to close your mouth a pray & hope that this doesn't happen to you, or one of your own family member. I'm one who believes in karma & the way you neggative, inconsiderate assholes are acting..karma is gonna get you. Sorry for those close to ryan and have to read these comments, absplutely unbelievable.
Soco original February 17, 2013 at 09:41 PM
He probably wasn't doing 90, but he did not have the vehicle in a position to be able to stop/turn. Driving the speed for conditions, even with a brake failure, countermeasures could have been taken. A better outcome would have been for someone to call the police with the car going up and down the road. Hopefully they would have someone pick him up and have the car towed away...then this would have never happened. Of course, people would have been mad at those who called the cops on the kids having fun, but somone could have lived that night. Opinions of residents of the neighborhood and the county will be heard on a public forum. These are those who may be effected by the situation, in a small way, or have no info on that night. Others will comment on that. Focus on memorials and the funeral, but the internet is not the place family or friends should be coming to for comfort. No "goon" on this board did anything to make this happen. Praying to God and saying karma is going to get you does not equal out well.
lynda Loveys February 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Please be sympathatic to this young man and his family. They need your love and support. Rise above your judgements and reach out with support, you never know when you might be in the same situation.
Ralph February 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Ms. Aloupas. I'm sorry that your tragic loss has also disabled your ability to rationally acknowledge and accept Mr. Anderson's behaviors leading to his death. Driving an unregistered vehicle on a public road is reckless, and furthermore illegal. Driving up and down a street at a speed (no matter what that speed was), beyond a speed enabling the car to be kept under control is reckless. Driving into a house is reckless. Driving, reportedly too fast, on ice/wet roads at 1:30am, is reckless. While no one on this thread believes Mr. Anderson deserved to be killed as a result of his poor decision making that evening, it's clear your not willing to acknowledge/accept Mr. Anderson's responsibilities. Rather than attempting to lash out at the Selby community, perhaps you could acknowledge where the real responsibility lies ... with Mr Anderson, as he ultimately paid the price. So our opinions are not really opinions... nor negative, just factual. I'm sorry for your family's loss. We'll keep you in our prayers.
Michael D. Williams February 18, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Ralph, you are an idiot. When you say you are working from facts, where are you getting these facts? From your opinions obviously.
Ralph February 18, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Mr Williams. Perhaps you too could educate yourself on Maryland law.
Michael D. Williams February 18, 2013 at 01:29 AM
The only fact you may have correct is the car was not registered, but there may be even more to that story. Get over yourself and have some compassion.
tracy dipietro February 19, 2013 at 04:37 PM
My heart goes out to Ryan and his family and friends im so sorry for your loss ......there is nothing worse than a child loosing thier life ........i will keep you in my prayers
jackie February 19, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Either way a life was lost and unnecessary comments and inappropriate comments are not acceptable to be on this page. hopefully we'll all learn from this. And I'm sending prayers with his family I'm sorry for your loss.
jackie February 19, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Soco you said it well I couldn't agree
Nate Cade February 19, 2013 at 07:07 PM
The only judgement I pass is on the person who wrote the article. "[T]he Honda Civic that Anderson was driving failed to negotiate a "T" intersection." Vehicles are not responsible for the way they are operated. Just like some other inanimate objects that are a hot topic in news today.
breanna carter February 20, 2013 at 09:40 PM
the accident happened from a young boy trying to have some fun with his new car i am his girlfriend and he means everything to me i watched the hole thing not one person knows what happened but me he wasnt drag racing or speeding down the road its a honda civic they are very loud cars i couldnt even read half these comments because it breaks my heart seeing how people could treat someone you dont even know he was pronounced dead at 9 am on sat so yes he has passed and i would really appreciate if noone would try and make up stories or he said she said its what i say because i was there i was holding his hand untill the very end he was my everything we just moved into our own appartment and started our life and it was cut short from a tragic accident im sorry it was on your road but it does not concern you you werent hurt now leave it alone i love him forever amd i would just like for this all to stop its over with nothing can change it not even peoples rude comments love you always ryan -breanna leigh carter
Elisa Windsor February 21, 2013 at 03:13 AM
I am so sorry for you're loss breanna, and I am also sorry that you have to deal with all of these negative comments. People just don't understand sometimes, they only care about themselves and what's best for them, this is why our community is so messed up. People need to stop putting their two sense in and think about the bottom line here, a young boy who was loved by so many people has been taken from us way too soon, no matter what, why, or where it happened this is a tradgity. The community would be a better one if everyone could just stop and recognize what happened. Ryan was a truly amazing person Breanna and if you need anything you know the people you can count on. Stay strong and remember the good times, every time you think of him send him love and smile, we all loved his smile but I'm positive that he's looking down from heaven on you and that he would love to see you're beautiful smile as well. Love you breanna, I'll see you on Saturday -Elisa Windsor
Justin Duffy February 21, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Breanna, stay stong and I am sorry for your loss . I once met Ryan at the Selby marina where he worked and he seemed like a really good kid. This incident was tragic, a price he paid for probably being a bit of a rebel that night. I am 42 now with a great job and I live in a million dollar house here in Edgewater......when I was his age I had a fast car and I was a real punk..LOL. I appreciate Ralph's comments because he seems like a real professional realistic guy and by no means is he out to hurt anyone's feelings . If anything I will pass blame on that old 'rice burner' he was driving, even the best of drivers can lose control of those cars on an icy road. Ryan you rock !
Amanda February 23, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Ryan was an amazing young man, knowing him many years he was a loving person and would do anything for anyone. Blame is irrelevant now, a young man lost his life, a mother lost her son, and a community lost an amazing young man. I'm sure everyone here has made a mistake while driving or had a close call. Don't judge- it could have easily been one of your loved ones. His family and friends need love and support not negativity. Breanna I am very sorry for your loss, I know what an amazing person he was. Anyone know when services are? -Amanda
Ian Brett Cooper February 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM
I don't find the comments inappropriate either. Motorists have a responsibility to drive safely. How on Earth do you drive so badly that you hit a HOUSE? I mean God help any cyclists or pedestrians who happen to be using the road around irresponsible motorists like this. While it's sad that the driver died, he needed to be banned from driving if he had survived this stunt, and the fact is, he wouldn't have been, because our laws treat motoring as a game in which irresponsible drivers are given a slap on the wrist - which leads to stupidity like this. Had he lived, this driver would have been back on the road very soon, potentially endangering other innocent people. Car operation is a heavy responsibility. Cars are not toys.
The Watchdog February 28, 2013 at 09:36 PM
"Succumbed to his injuries" means to die from injury. Add to the reckless behavior and the unregistered VEHICLE-uninsured. I'm not especially pleased the young man is dead but such an event would surely result in harm to himself, vehicle damage, property destruction and injury of loss of life to others. He was inconsiderate and uncontrollable.


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