Edgewater man is hit by car, dies

January 20, 1995|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer

EDGEWATER -- A 32-year-old Edgewater man died yesterday evening at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center from injuries after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross an intersection near the Lee Airport, Anne Arundel County police said.

The man, Todd Duane Richards, 32, of the 300 block of Salisbury Road, was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. from head and internal injuries and fractured legs.

Police said Mr. Richards was crossing Solomons Island Road just north of Mayo Road around 9:30 a.m. yesterday against the red light and not in a pedestrian crosswalk when he was struck by a 1984 Nissan Sentra driven north on Solomons Island Road by Katherine Mary Gilberto, age unknown, of the 7000 block of Woodyard Road in Upper Marlboro.

The impact, police said, threw the man into the car's windshield before he rolled off and landed on the roadway.

The man was listed in severe critical condition at Shock Trauma before he died.

The driver of the car was not injured and police said pedestrian error contributed to the accident.

State police at Pikesville said the man's death brought to 23 the number of persons killed on the state's roadways so far this year, compared to 25 the same time last year.

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