Four pedestrians struck, seriously injured in Glen Burnie

All four transported to Maryland Shock Trauma; investigation ongoing

January 11, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Four pedestrians — including two 16-year-old boys, a 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man — were struck and seriously injured by a vehicle in Glen Burnie on Thursday evening, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Emergency personnel responded to Quarterfield Road near the ramp onto eastbound Route 100 about 5:30 p.m. for a report of multiple pedestrians struck, and found all four victims "suffering from serious injuries," said Division Chief Keith Swindle, a Fire Department spokesman.

All four victims were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Both of the 16-year-olds and a 20-year-old man were released from Shock Trauma Thursday night but a 19-year-old female remains at the hospital, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Police said that at 5:33 p.m., the driver of a Saturn Vue was turning left from Quarterfield Road onto the Route 100 East ramp when the vehicle struck four pedestrians crossing the other side of the ramp on Quarterfield.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, Batten said.

Police said there are no streetlights or crosswalk where the group crossed, possibly contributing to the accident.

The Police Department's traffic safety section is investigating, Batten said.

The accident briefly closed Quarterfield Road, but it was reopened as of 6:21 p.m., according to the State Highway Administration. The ramp onto eastbound Route 100 had also reopened as of Thursday night.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this article.

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