Hit and Run Driver Struck Two Cyclists in Davidsonville Saturday Afternoon
Update (Sunday, 6 p.m.): Police have identified the possible suspect vehicle to be a light colored 1995 to 2001 Honda CR-V similar to the one pictured above. The vehicle should have right side damage, and is missing the right side mirror. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Traffic Safety Section at (410) 222-8573
Original Post (Sunday, 9 a.m.): Anne Arundel County Police are on the lookout for a man who hit two cyclists near the Patuxent River crossing on Central Avenue in Davidsonville on Saturday evening. The incident happened just after 5 p.m., according to police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith.
Smith said police are on the lookout for a light-colored (white or silver) Honda SUV, driven by a white male, with a gray mustache and dark glasses. According to witnesses, he fled westbound on Central Avenue into Prince George’s County.
Smith said that the bicyclists, Lynn Carol Kristianson, 62, of Arlington, and Maile Catherine Neel, 52, of University Park, were taken to the hospital. Kristianson was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore with life threatening injuries, but is currently listed in critical, but stable condition. Neel was taken by ambulance to Washington Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital.
Police believe that the two bicyclists were heading west on Central Avenue just before the Patuxent River Bridge when Kristianson was hit by the SUV. Neel was behind Kristianson and as a result of the first collision, also crashed. Kristianson’s bicycle came to rest in the road and was hit by a 2005 Chevy Impala, driven by Tierra Lesley Harris, 21, of Oxon Hill. Harris was not injured in this incident.
Police said that evidence recovered from the scene indicates that the primary cause of the accident is driver error. The driver failed to yield to the bicyclists who were lawfully using the roadway. Speed does not appear to be a factor, Smith said.
Witnesses reported that sun glare may have been a factor at the time of the collision.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.