City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

August 19, 2007

Anne Arundel : Arnold

Boy, 4, dies after being struck by Jeep

A 4 year-old boy was killed yesterday evening near his Arnold home after he ran into the street to fetch a ball and was struck by a vehicle, Anne Arundel County police said.

The boy - who was not immediately identified by police - was playing baseball with his friends on Whispering Woods Drive near Lodge Pole Court when the ball rolled into the street. An 18 year-old female who had just stopped her Jeep for several children proceeded slowly and hit the boy, police said.

Anne Arundel County traffic safety police were on the scene last night to reconstruct the crash.

Bradley Olson

Pasadena

Girl, 3, burned in ATV accident

A 3-year-old girl was badly burned yesterday afternoon when she was accidentally struck by an all-terrain vehicle being driven by her 8-year-old brother in Pasadena, according to Anne Arundel County police and fire officials.

Paige Johnson was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with second-degree burns on her neck and back, officials said.

Her brother, Zachary Johnson, got dust in his eyes and hit his sister before he could stop the ATV in the 8400 block of Bussenius Road, officials said.

Her injuries were not considered life-threatening yesterday evening, officials said.

Bradley Olson

Interstate 97

Sedan hits driver of tow truck; 2 hurt

A tow truck driver removing a disabled vehicle from Interstate 97 was struck on the side of the highway yesterday afternoon by a sedan whose driver apparently lost control, according to Maryland State Police.

James Willie Wheatley, 42, had nearly finished loading the vehicle onto his tow truck's platform in an area near Route 100 when he was struck about 1:40 p.m. by a 2002 Saturn sedan driven by Anthony Vincent Pizzuti, 55, police said.

Both men were reported in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night. State police said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

Bradley Olson

Baltimore

: Schools

Board schedules work session

Baltimore's school board is set to meet for a public work session with the city's Parent and Community Advisory Board at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 301, 200 E. North Ave. The board will not allow public comments during the work session.

South side

Computer class registration open

Registration is open for six-week basic computer classes being offered next month by the South Baltimore Learning Center. The classes - which are set to begin on Sept. 25 at the center's location, 28 E. Ostend St. - will be held twice a week. Information or to register: 410-625-4215.

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