Arundel Digest

Arundel Digest

May 05, 2004

Man struck, killed by car; pedestrian error said to be factor

A 47-year-old Annapolis man was struck and killed by a car on Shore Acres Road early yesterday, police said.

James Holland Jr. of the first block of Bens Drive was attempting to cross just before 5:25 a.m. when he was hit by a Honda Civic driven by Kyong Saeng Morgan of Arnold. Holland died at the scene of massive head injuries.

County police said pedestrian error contributed to the accident, which is being investigated. According to the police report, Holland was wearing dark clothing and was not on a crosswalk when he was struck.

Morgan, 62, of the 1100 block of Stiarna Court, told police she did not see the victim because of poor lighting on the stretch of road where the crash occurred.

Woman, 4-year-old escape fire at their home

A Galesville woman and her 4-year-old grandson escaped a two-alarm fire that broke out in their apartment yesterday morning.

Betty Wilkerson of the 900 block of W. Benning Road left breakfast cooking on the stove of her one-story duplex and a blaze broke out in the kitchen, said Division Chief John M. Scholz. Her grandson alerted Wilkerson to fire, and the two escaped unharmed.

Firefighters from Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George's counties were called to the scene about 9:30 a.m. The fire engulfed most of the duplex before it was extinguished by 59 firefighters shortly before 10 a.m., Scholz said.

The home, which Wilkerson shared with the 4-year-old and a 6-year-old grandchild who was not home at the time, sustained about $20,000 in structural damages.

Court marks Law Day with Baltimore students

The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court marked Law Day yesterday by bringing a group of students from an alternative high school in Baltimore to the courthouse for a day of programs.

Students of Francis M. Woods High School prepared essays and posters reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling in which the Supreme Court ordered an end to segregated classrooms.

The project was part of an internship program at Anne Arundel Community College coordinated by student Karen Glenn through the court's law library.

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