Son of Tim Hulett is critically injured 6-year-old son of Oriole infielder is struck by car near home.

July 23, 1992|By Kent Baker and Jim Henneman | Kent Baker and Jim Henneman,Staff Writers

The 6-year-old son of Oriole infielder Tim Hulett was in critical condition today at Johns Hopkins Children's Center after being struck by an car yesterday afternoon in Cockeysville.

Baltimore County police said Samuel Wayne Hulett sustained severe head injuries when he darted from a curb in front of a 1991 Mercury Sable driven by Linda Blair, 30, of Upperco.

The accident occurred on Greenside Drive near Sorley Road in a residential area of Cockeysville about 3 p.m. as Sam and his three brothers were returning from a playground at an apartment complex near where they live. They were on their way home and were about to cross the street in front of a parked truck when one of his brothers warned Sam about the approaching car, police said.

"The child was struck by the car's front bumper," said county police spokesman E. Jay Miller. "The driver never had an opportunity to stop. One of the children yelled, 'Don't go,' but he darted out and was running with his head down."

The boy was taken by helicopter to the pediatric trauma unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore County officer Brian E. Zile investigated the incident.

No charges were filed against Ms. Blair.

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