City man dies from accident injuriesBALTIMORE -- A...


June 08, 1993

BALTIMORE CITY BALTIMORE — City man dies from accident injuries

BALTIMORE -- A northwest city man died last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital from injuries received on May 30 when he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a West Baltimore intersection.

Officer Tony Petralia of the traffic investigation section said Herbert Charles Hodge, 49, of the 5300 block of Belleville Ave., was attempting to cross the 2100 block of Mulberry St. near North Smallwood Street at 9:30 p.m. when he stepped into the path of an eastbound 1985 Pontiac driven by Duane Cornell Hedgepeth, 30, of the 600 block of N. Bentalou St.

Officer Petralia said the impact drove Mr. Hodge onto the roof of the car before he fell to the pavement.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he died at 6:36 p.m. yesterday of internal injuries and multiple fractures.

Pedestrian error was given as the cause of the accident and no charges were placed against Mr. Hedgepeth.

Fire forces 6 people to leave their home


BALTIMORE -- Six people, including two children, were forced from their Cokesbury Ave. home early today by a fire that was started by a lighted candle.

No injuries were reported.

The house had no electricity.

Captain Paul Geoghegan, a fire investigator, said a candle in a front room at 618 Cokesbury Ave. set something on fire shortly before 4 a.m. and when firefighters arrived, the entire front room was in flames.

vTC A teen-age boy sleeping in the front room ran to the second-floor and alerted five others, all of whom escaped the flames by going out a window and onto the front porch roof.

They then climbed onto the porch roof of a neighbor, who took them in.

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