Another Pedestrian Injury Thursday Night, Bringing County Total to 11 Since October

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Cross at crosswalks or designated pedestrian intersections.

Cynthia and I gave a presentation to the Muddy Creek Artist Guild tonight (thank you for having us), and while we were driving to Shady Side, we saw three people out after dark, with dark-colored clothing, walking or riding their bicycle along Muddy Creek Road.

These people were impossible to see until seconds before they appeared in the shoulder or in the roadway. We were lucky to have not hit any of these pedestrians.

When we returned home, there was an email from Anne Arundel County Police Department‘s spokesman Lt. Doyle Batten saying that four people, at least two juveniles, had been hit by a car in the area of Quarterfield Road at Route 100 in Glen Burnie.

Early reports indicate that these pedestrians were near the on ramp to Route 100 when they were hit. The driver of the car that hit them stayed at the scene for first-responders. All four victims were taken to area hospitals. Two of them had  life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and no names were released.

WJLA.com is reporting that all four of the injured were young, 16 to 20 years old.

Here is a recap of the 11 pedestrian injuries/deaths around the county since the end of October (data compiled through EyeonAnnapolis.net and CapitalGazette.com:

  • Dec. 20-pedestrian hit on Laurel Fort Meade Road at Russett Green Road in Laurel
  • Dec. 9-pedestrian hit at Rowe Blvd. and Route 50 in Annapolis
  • Dec. 8-pedestrian killed on Route 2 at West Street in Annapolis
  • Dec. 1-pedestrian killed on I-295 near Laurel
  • Nov. 28-pedestrian hit on Central Avenue near Shore Road in Edgewater
  • Nov. 28-pedestrian hit on Chapelgate Road in Odenton
  • Nov. 26-pedestrian hit on B&A Blvd. at Edgewood Road in Linthicum
  • Nov. 20-pedestrian hit on Mountain Road near Jumpers Hold Road in Pasadena
  • Nov. 16-pedestrian hit on Ritchie Highway near 11th Street in Brooklyn Park
  • Nov. 1-pedestrian hit on Ritchie Highway near Camrose Avenue in Brooklyn Park
  • Oct. 27-pedestrian hit on Aviation Blvd. near Allwood Drive in Linthicum

If you are a pedestrian walking country roads at night, please wear light colored, or retro-reflective clothing or material on your body or your shoes. Carry a flashlight, headlamp or bicycle head/taillights. Stay on the shoulder or sidewalk. Cross only at designated crosswalks. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet.

If you hit someone or something in the roadway, pull over, call 911 and wait for emergency crews to arrive. Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime.

 

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