May 7, 2010

Maryland Pedestrian Accident Kills Teenage Mother

A teenage mother returning home after shopping for baby clothes for her son was struck and killed by a pickup truck while she was trying to cross the street at a Baltimore county intersection. According to a Baltimore Sun article, the mother was pushing a baby stroller with her son inside when the incident occurred.

The infant boy was not injured in the Maryland pedestrian accident. Family members of the victim believe the young mother pushed the stroller that carried her son out of the way before she was struck and killed. The police could not confirm whether the force of the impact or the mother’s bravery pushed the infant’s stroller away from harm.

The father of the infant had reported the mother and son missing after they failed to return home after a trip to a local shopping center. His worst fears were confirmed when he learned of an accident involving a pedestrian and stroller. The father was reunited with his son at Maryland Shock Trauma Center where the toddler was being held overnight for evaluation.

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March 30, 2010

Semi Kills Husband, Seriously Injures Wife

On February 26, 2010 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a semi traveling along I-95 struck a husband and wife standing on the side of the interstate. According to a Baltimore Sun article, the couple had been traveling in separate vehicles along the highway when they pulled over and exited along the side of the highway. Investigators are unclear as to why the couple pulled over.

Based on the article, the 38-year-old husband, driving a Dodge Charger, exited his vehicle and reportedly went to meet his 39-year-old wife who was standing outside of her Dodge Durango along the northbound lanes of I-95 in Harford County. State police report that a tractor-trailer drove by and struck the couple while they stood together on the side of the roadway.

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June 4, 2009

Maryland Highway Flagger Killed by Elderly Driver

According to a WBOC.com article, a highway flagger was struck and killed on the morning of May 4, 2009 by a motorist in Marion Station, Maryland. Tammy Hammond, a flagger with Barrett Flagging Company, was struck on Route 413 by a vehicle being operated by 74-year-old Doris McDorman, a resident of Crisfield, Maryland.

At the time of the pedestrian accident in Maryland, Hammond was standing on the shoulder of the road and was within a work zone. Although an ambulance transported Hammond to a local hospital, she died from her injuries. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends as they deal with the loss of her companionship.

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January 22, 2009

Baltimore County Pedestrian Accident Kills Man

Baltimore County police have identified a man killed in a pedestrian accident on November 8, 2008 as 39-year-old John Walter Hartwick Jr. the Baltimore Sun reports. Officials say Hartwick was walking south in the 200 block of Eastern Boulevard near Volz Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound Jeep Liberty driven by a 60-year-old Chase woman. Hartwick was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The woman was reportedly uninjured.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,641 pedestrians were killed in 2004 as a result of traffic accidents and nearly 68,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in the United States. That means one pedestrian is killed every two hours in our country. The NHTSA statistics also reveal that alcohol was involved in nearly half of all fatal pedestrian accidents.

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