Ocean City Today

OCPD promoting safe driving after two struck by car

By Katie Tabeling | Jul 20, 2017

(July 21, 2017) After a woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter were struck by a car while crossing Baltimore Avenue last Thursday, Ocean City Police reminded drivers to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks.

Around 9:40 p.m., the grandmother was pushing the toddler in a stroller across Baltimore Avenue near First Street when they were struck by a Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 17-year-old girl from Berlin.

The woman and her granddaughter were crossing in a marked crosswalk that was not controlled by a signal. Police said that two lanes of traffic had stopped, but the Jetta in the left lane did not.

The granddaughter was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by Maryland State Police Trooper 4 helicopter as a precautionary measure, according to a press release. The grandmother was taken to the same hospital by Ocean City EMS. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the unidentified driver was at fault for the crash, and alcohol was not a factor in this collision. The driver was cited for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk and faces a $500 fine.

“The Ocean City Police Department reminds residents and visitors to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks not controlled by a traffic signal, particularly on Baltimore Avenue,” the police said in a statement on the city’s website. “Motorists are also advised to use extreme caution in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.”


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