Four people, including a 3-year-old Baltimore boy who bolted into the street from between parked cars, died in traffic accidents over the weekend, authorities reported.
Officer Tony Petralia, a traffic investigator, said Jahwara Jackson, of the first block of N. Athol Ave., died at 11:20 last night at the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital of injuries he received when he was struck by a car in front of his home about 8:35 p.m. Saturday.
Petralia said the child's father, Lawrence Hardy, saw his son being hit by the car.
The boy's father told police he had just gotten into his car when he saw his son run into the street from between two parked cars. He said he yelled to his son to stop just seconds before Jahwara was hit by a northbound 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Eric Alexander Sneed, 20, of the 4300 block of Old Frederick Road.
Jahwara, who received injuries to his head and upper torso, was first taken by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital and then was transferred to Hopkins, Petralia said.
Petralia said Sneed was unlawfully driving a car that had been rented to Renee Turner, of the 3500 block of Old Frederick Road. The officer also said a dim streetlight may have prevented Sneed from seeing the child.
Petralia said it appeared pedestrian error contributed to the accident. He said Turner faces a charge of unlawfully allowing a person under age 25 to drive a rented vehicle. Charges against Sneed were pending, the officer said.
Lenora Maria Stones, 19, of the 900 block of N. Washington St., died shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore of injuries she received when she fell off the hood of a car.
Baltimore County police said Pamela Elaine Ross, 20, of the 6600 block of Dalton Drive in Lochearn, was moving the car about 3:40 p.m. when Stones playfully jumped on the hood of the 1984 Mercury Cougar.
An off-duty state trooper who witnessed the accident told police that the car was going about 30 mph when Ross applied the brakes, causing Stones to fall from the car. Stones landed on her feet but fell backward, striking her head on the road.
Stones was taken to Shock-Trauma, where she was dead on arrival.
Police said charges against Ross were pending.
In Western Maryland, a 37-year-old man was killed about 1 p.m. yesterday when the car he was driving west on U.S. 48 near Flintstone in Allegany County crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an eastbound car, State Police at Cumberland said.
Jerry Lee Jackson, of San Antonio, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His 18-month-old son, Richard Jackson, was taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins where he was listed in critical condition today.
The occupants of the other car, Scott Sherman Alexander, 31, and his father, Sherman George Alexander, 57, both of Fairfax, Va., were in serious condition today at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland.
Also, Kimberly Ann Schroeder, 23, of the 7400 block of Kirtley Road in Eastpoint in Baltimore County, died yesterday at Shock-Trauma of injuries she received Saturday when a dump truck plowed over the top of her car on the Harbor Tunnel Thruway.
State Police said the fatalities brought to 167 the number of people killed on Maryland roads this year, compared with 218 at the same time last year.