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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pedestrian Struck on Coastal Highway in O.C.

OCEAN CITY, Md.- A pedestrian trying to cross Coastal Highway in Ocean City was struck and injured by a vehicle early Friday morning, authorities said.
Ocean City police said that at around 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of 33rd Street and Coastal Highway to investigate a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Investigators said the pedestrian, a 23-year-old man from Ocean City, was attempting to cross Coastal Highway from east to west, when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.
Police said the pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, was transported by Ocean City Emergency Services to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Currently no charges have been filed against the pedestrian or the driver; however, police said the investigation is ongoing.
Police are providing the following safety tips:
  • Pedestrians should use marked crosswalks while crossing the street.
  • Pedestrians should not take unnecessary risks crossing busy streets against traffic lights.
  • Pedestrians should make eye contact with drivers and continue to watch for traffic the entire time you are in the crosswalk.
  • Motorists should also be extremely vigilant while driving, keeping constantly aware of pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds and scooters.

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