Jul 30, 2014

Van Strikes Pedestrian on 8th Avenue

Police believe the pedestrian may have failed to yield the right of way to the van.

Van Strikes Pedestrian on 8th Avenue

A pedestrian was struck by a van while crossing 8th Avenue NW in Glen Burnie on Friday night.

Police said officers and members of the Traffic Safety Section responded to the crash scene on 8th Avenue NW, east of Penrod Court, around 10:25 p.m. Friday.

Police believe the pedestrian was crossing from the north side of the road to the south side and failed to yield to a Chevrolet Astro Van, according to a release.

Although police said the incident is still under investigation, they believe the pedestrian may have been intoxicated and difficult for the van's driver to see.

The pedestrian was struck by the right front of the vehicle after the driver reportedly tried to swerve to avoid impact, police said.

The pedestrian was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries and was listed in critical but stable condition as of Saturday morning, according to a police release.

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