Ocean City Today

Resort police turn to public to ID car in pedestrian strike

By Katie Tabeling | Aug 10, 2017
Courtesy of: OCPD

(Aug. 11, 2017) Ocean City Police are asking the public to help identify the car or driver caught on tape striking a pedestrian last month.

Police Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay Richard said the car had hit a 35-year-old man in the early hours of July 15 before leaving the scene. Witnesses described the as a four-door sedan, dark or navy in color, and possibly a white man was behind the wheel.

“We haven’t developed any suspects at this point,” Richard said. “Quite often, we ask for our citizen’s assistance because they’ve been very helpful in the past.”

Around 3 a.m., police were on patrol on Philadelphia Avenue, when they saw Omar Pinto, 35, of Newark, New Jersey lying in the road near 15th Street with visible injuries.

He was airlifted to University of Maryland Medical Center’s shock trauma in Baltimore by the Maryland State Police Trooper 4 helicopter and treated for a broken leg.

Pinto was crossing Philadelphia Avenue at 15th Street from west to east in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a car, Richard said.

Anyone who knows the make and model of the vehicle or has other information is asked to call the police at 410-520-5136. Anonymous tips can be left at oceancitymd.gov/police.

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