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Man Hit By Car In Bel Air

Police were at the scene of a pedestrian accident Wednesday night.

UPDATE (8:25 p.m.)—A man was hit by a car in the area of Maryland Route 24 and West MacPhail Road near Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Wednesday evening.

Shortly before 8 p.m. a vehicle driving in the area hit a pedestrian, according to .

The patient sustained serious injuries in the crash, police and fire officials said.

A Medevac Helicopter was called to the scene, but was unable to fly to the Bel Air area due to the adverse weather conditions, according to , spokesman for .

An ambulance took the injured pedestrian to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by ground instead, according to Gardiner.

Bel Air Police called an accident reconstruction team to the area, Gardiner added.

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Ashley March 01, 2012 at 03:05 AM
I drove by right after this happened :/ I was wondering what had happened. I hope they're okay.
Todd Holden March 01, 2012 at 01:02 PM
not a smart move to be walking on any road last night with the weather conditions as they were...
Karl Schuub March 01, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Rules of responsible driving suggest all vehicles should moderate thier speed from whatever is posted to include what's wise and reasonable given adverse conditions. There is a fairly wide shoulder all along 24...if a vehicle struck someone walking along the shoulder they ought to be cited.
Steve R March 01, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Unfortunately, I see more and more Pedestrians and Bicyclists 1.) Wearing all black, 2.) Not Illuminated, 3.) In the vehicle travel lanes, 4.) On the wrong side of the road, by rule, for the direction they are traveling and 5.) Without any care of proper knowledge of any of this... Take proper precautions and actually respect the road you share - on all accounts - driver, rider, walker, jogger, etc...
lm March 01, 2012 at 04:16 PM
It's sad that an accident that happens right across the street from our local hospital can't be treated there.
John Citzen March 01, 2012 at 06:26 PM
It is just that a local hospital with some speciality practices and general care for all. (very decent care at that) A Trauma Center is very $$$$$. With a lot of pre req requirements (full surgical teams on standby, and multiple other requirements). A Trauma center is a money losing proposition the level of care far outweighs the reimbursements. I was near that corner not to long before that accident and saw a person crossing in all black and running between the turn signal changes. (Not to say that was the case here I have no idea I hope all involved it was an accident just a bad thing that happen and everyone comes out okay)
baltimorelax March 01, 2012 at 07:26 PM
dcvdc
Emily March 01, 2012 at 11:45 PM
It's Maryland policy that all traffic accident victims be takem to Shock Trauma. It's tragic that oit happened, however some responsibility rests with the pedestrian. NO ONE should have been on foot along 24 given the weather and the poor visibility.
Rich Gardiner March 02, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Emily there is no Maryland policy that says all traffic accident victims go to Shock Trauma. What hospital receives the victim is determined by their injuries. There are many times accident victims are taken to local hospitals like Upper Chesapeake and Harford Memorial. Hope that helps.
Kelli Sayers March 02, 2012 at 12:57 PM
This is a man very close to my good friends! Many many prayers for him and his family!!!

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