Man, 91, dies after Brooklyn mobility scooter crash

Truck crashes into mobility scooter while man tries to cross Hammonds Lane

April 30, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 91-year-old man died after he was struck by a pickup truck in Brooklyn while riding a mobility scooter, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

According to the initial investigation, Charles Oliver Fretwell Sr. of Brooklyn was traveling southbound on Hammonds Lane and crossed toward Upland Street when he was struck by a Toyota Tundra driven by Frances James Hall, 58, of Baltimore, police said.

Fretwell had been in the crosswalk, said Lt. Frank Tewey, Anne Arundel County Police spokesman.

Officers responded to the scene and Fretwell was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The investigation is continuing but police say they do not believe speed is a factor. No charges have been filed against the driver, according to police.

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