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Pedestrian Killed in Crofton Accident

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A pedestrian was killed in an accident that happened in Crofton, Maryland.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

WBALTV News is reporting that police officers were called to the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian at 4:10 a.m. Friday morning. The accident happened on Crain Highway, Maryland Route 3.

Witnesses at the scene of the accident informed police that a sedan was traveling north on Route 3 when it hit a pedestrian who was standing in the middle of the roadway just north of Crossgate Drive. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by personnel from the fire department and was then taken to the Medical Examiner’s officer in Baltimore for an autopsy.

As of right now, the preliminary cause of the accident appears to have been that the pedestrian was not yielding the right of way to vehicular traffic while in a part of the roadway that was not in a crosswalk.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident after the collision.

Police further stated that they do not believe that excessive speed or alcohol were factors in the accident in the part of the driver, but alcohol does appear to have been a contributing factor for the pedestrian.

The victim has since been identified as Niccolo Teobaldo Canning, of Gambrills, according to police.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrian fatalities due to traffic accidents in the United States.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to die in a car accident than passenger vehicle occupants.
  • About 150,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents in 2013.

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