Rash of Pedestrian, Bike Accidents in Last Week
Since July 9, county emergency crews have responded to at least seven incidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists. In most cases, a person was struck by a moving vehicle.
This story has been updated as of July 21
Firefighters and police in Anne Arundel County have been busy in recent days responding to several incidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Here are seven incidents just in the last two weeks.
July 9 – A firefighter from Station 26 in Glen Burnie was hospitalized after being struck by a car while on the scene of a fire on Telegraph Road. Police are looking for the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz.
July 12 – Kara Micciche, 17, of Pasadena died after being struck by a car while crossing Ritchie Highway nearly the Earleigh Heights Fire Station in Severna Park. Another teen, 19-year-old Sean Snyder, remains hospitalized. The teens were reportedly not in the crosswalk. Police said they do not anticipate handing down charges on the driver.
July 13 – Robert Ashworth Brown died after being struck by a pickup truck near Montevideo Drive and Montevideo Road in Jessup. Charges are pending against the driver of the truck, Keith Edward Harrell of Jessup. Police said speed and alcohol may have played a role in the accident.
July 14 – Baltimore resident Alex Canales Hernandez, 25, was killed after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park. Police are looking for the driver of a black midsize sedan, possibly a Hyundai Sonata or similar vehicle.
Also on July 14, a Glen Burnie man was struck while riding his bicycle north on Crain Highway. Mario A. Garcia, 41, was taken to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and police are still searching for the driver of a small gray sedan, described as a white man with a beard wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a baseball cap.
July 17 - A 16-year-old Arnold boy was hospitalized with serious injuries after he was struck by a pick-up truck near College Parkway and Pennington Lane.
July 19 - A 28-year-old woman was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after crashing her bike near a 7-11 on Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. Police reported that it did not appear she was struck by another vehicle.