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Police: Man in critical condition after crashing into pond following 2 hit-and-runs in Md.

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A man is in critical condition after he was involved in two hit-and-runs before flipping his car over and crashing into a pond in Ellicott City on Monday, according to authorities.

Howard County Police say that Brendan Langhauser, 38 of Hanover, Pennsylvania hit an SUV and a van while driving on I-70 and Route 29 before exiting onto Route 100, speeding and crashing into a guard rail to end up in the pond.

Police say they are investigating to see if Langhauser was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Officials say witnesses told them that Langhauser first stopped and backed into the SUV being driven by a 75-year-old woman on I-70 before driving off at around 1:30 p.m. Not long after, more witnesses say Langhauser sideswiped a van being driven by a 33-year-old man on Route 29 before going east on Route 100.

Neither of the two drivers were injured, authorities say.

Officials say Langhauser had to be pulled from the pond by police and a water rescue team from the Howard County fire department. He was then taken to taken to Howard County General Hospital and then transferred to Shock Trauma, police say.

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