Glen Burnie man dies after hit-and-run accident

Fatality is second pedestrian death in Anne Arundel on Tuesday

November 21, 2012|By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

A Glen Burnie man who was struck in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday has died, Anne Arundel County police said, the second pedestrian death in the county in a day.

John Junior Stewart, 52, was walking on eastbound Mountain Road near Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie when witnesses said a dark-colored van or SUV struck him shortly after 7 p.m., police said. The vehicle slowed to a stop just beyond the crash but then continued eastbound on Mountain Road without helping the victim, police said.

Stewart was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died.

Crash investigators suspect that pedestrian error caused the accident, and that speed was not a factor. Stewart was not in a crosswalk and failed to yield to oncoming traffic, police said.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said. The vehicle involved is suspected to have damage to its front headlights and possibly its hood, grill or bumper. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the county police traffic safety division at 410-222-8573.

Stewart is the third pedestrian involved in an accident in the county since Monday.

On Monday, a 43-year-old Pasadena woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck that was backing up in a parking lot in the 7500 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, police said.

Earlier Tuesday, an 18-year-old Severn woman died after she walked into a traffic lane of the northbound Baltimore Washington Parkway and was struck by a Mack truck, police said.

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