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In a tragic incident, two pedestrians were struck by a car in Cockeysville, Maryland. The accident occurred on the evening of September 18, 2023, near the intersection of York Road and Cranbrook Road.
According to eyewitnesses, the two pedestrians, a man and a woman, attempted to cross the street when they were hit by a car traveling southbound on York Road. The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Emergency services were immediately called to the scene, and both pedestrians were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, the woman, identified as 34-year-old Sarah Johnson, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The man, whose identity has not been released, is said to be in critical condition. He is currently receiving treatment at the hospital, and his condition is being closely monitored by medical officials.
The incident has left the community in shock, with many expressing condolences to Sarah Johnson’s family. A makeshift memorial has been set up at the site of the accident, with flowers and candles being placed in her memory.
The police are currently investigating the incident, and no charges have been filed against the driver. However, they are urging anyone who may have witnessed the accident to come forward with any information they may have.
This accident is a tragic reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety. As the weather begins to get colder and the days get shorter, it is important for drivers to be extra vigilant when on the road and for pedestrians to take extra precautions when crossing the street.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
Here are some tips for pedestrians to help keep them safe while crossing the street:
- Always use designated crosswalks when crossing the street.
- Look both ways before crossing the street, even if you have the right of way.
- Avoid distractions such as texting or listening to music while crossing the street.
- Wear bright or reflective clothing when walking at night.
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.
- Walk on sidewalks whenever possible.
- If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
By following these simple tips, pedestrians can help reduce the risk of accidents and ensure that they stay safe while crossing the street.