A woman was hit by a speeding car on Harford Road near Glenmore Avenue and Old Harford Road in the northeastern part of Baltimore City. The mother of three was run over and was “thrown halfway underneath the car and she was all curled up in a ball,” according to witnesses. The hit and run accident occurred just after midnight early Sunday morning.
The driver hit the mother, ran her over, and kept going. Police are still trying to find the driver, but there were very few witnesses that could provide any information about the type of car, the driver, or the license plate number. The vehicle was last seen on Christopher Avenue. Police believe the vehicle is a “dark-colored boxy-type of four-door car, possibly a Honda Accord.” The victim was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, but there was one nearby. Local residents say that many people choose to cross the street where this woman was crossing in order to get to the 7-Eleven because the crosswalk is all the way at the end of the block. Unfortunately, in Maryland when a pedestrian is struck by a car outside of a crosswalk, the pedestrian is contributorily negligent, and therefore, cannot collect any compensation for her injuries.
Speeding is also a problem in this area of Harford Road, and was likely one of the causes of this hit and run accident. Oftentimes, alcohol is a contributing factor as well, especially when the accident occurs late at night. The victim’s family is offering a $2,000 reward for information on the driver. An updated status of the hit and run victim is not known at this time.
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