Pedestrian Killed On Bel Air South Parkway

A White Hall man passed away after he was hit by a car Friday.

White Hall resident Joshua L. Aversano, 21, died Saturday of injuries sustained when he was hit by a car while running across Bel Air South Parkway, according to a press release from the .

Sheriff's deputies at about 6:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a report of a pedestrian hit by a car.

Upon responding, they discovered that Aversano, the pedestrian, had been struck by a 2003 Kia Sedona driven by Kimberly A. Enders of the 500 block of Sellrus Court in Fallston.

Deputies determined that Enders was traveling west in the right turn lane on Bel Air South parkway towards Rt. 24 when Aversano, who was not in a designated cross walk, ran across the east- and west-bound lanes of travel.

Aversano was struck by the Sedona while in the right turn lane, according to the statement. The impact threw him to the sidewalk.

He was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries where he died late Saturday afternoon.

The cause was determined to be pedestrian error, and there are no charges pending against the driver of the Sedona, according to the press release.

Karen Wallace Lutz March 19, 2012 at 01:01 PM
True, but do you not read comments? People are mean no matter what. There will always be that one person to blame an innocent person. That's just my opinion.
KP March 19, 2012 at 01:03 PM
I was a few cars behind this accident. It was painful to see. So sorry to hear that he passed away. Prayers to all his family and friends.
Karl Schuub March 19, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Just because you aren't legally guilty doesn't mean another driver in the same situation wouldn't have resulted in a different outcome. Far too many pedestrians being hit lately...don't know what happened here, but I drive these roads and it's fairly obvious half the people out there need a refresher course in good judgement and courtesy.
KT March 19, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Karl - as you stated you don't know what happened here, so it is ridiculous that you made the statement that another driver would have resulted in a different outcome. He ran out DIRECTLY in front of the driver, after running in front of a stopped car. Think before you post.
Wings March 19, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Runners, joggers, and cyclist all need to pay more attention. I almost hit a guy on a bicycle last week in the same senario. Lucky for him I WAS paying attention. But you can never assume that drivers see you and what you are doing.
Maggi March 19, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Karl- I am glad you are so perfect! Awesome that your jugding others. Lets look up all your records and post them. Rude!
Bean March 19, 2012 at 05:44 PM
People are so incredibly insensitive. A young man lost his life in a tragic accident and people are on here debating over who was at fault? This man's family is surely devastated. And the driver is probably struggling with incomprehensible guilt, guilt that she will carry around for the rest of her life. Maybe you should put your energy towards saying a prayer for both instead of looking up criminal records.
Karl Schuub March 19, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I have no record...of course that isn't my real name, but I don't and that really isn't the point. I'm not blaming this lady, never did...just seems like way too many pedestrians being hit. We share the road; lots of drivers think the road belongs to them...we've got to do better than this. How many times have you been stuck in traffic behind a horrible accident...when the traffic finally creeps past it many drivers hit the rocket speed out of there; it's like nothing sinks in. Should the death of a kid be the wake up call. I would hope it doesn't need to come to that. Do 30 in a 30 on almost any road in this county and watch the stream of cars that end up on your bumper. Wings is right...if he'd of hit this biker he wouldn't have been cited either, but this is somebody's life we're talking about and it's worth being cautious even if you have the right of way.
Ashleigh March 19, 2012 at 05:59 PM
If you're in the right turn lane, most people would normally break or at least be slowing down before you turn. I'm not sure how fast you would have to be going to hit and kill someone, but I feel like all drivers and pedestrians need to more cautious. Looking both ways one extra time walking or driving could be the difference between life and death. This is a heartbreaking story for all involved.
Lorraine March 19, 2012 at 07:30 PM
The other day a young man made a mistake and entered the road on foot. He stepped into the path of an oncoming auto. Neither are to blame. An "accident" occurred. He passed away leaving his Friends and Family with tears of sadness. The one who drove the auto , she has her own sadness. I believe that we need encouraging words of comfort for both families. I pray for the Aversano family for the loss of Josh and know they will see him again one day and for the Driver of the van and her children in the auto with her at the time to find peace. Blessings to the families of all who are involved. Lets not debate, lets give loving words of compassion to them. Thanks all Blessings+
Guy March 19, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Very well stated. Thank you Lorraine.
Bob March 19, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Well said, Lorraine!
Lorraine March 19, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Joshua Aversano - His Memorial service: A memorial service is to be held this Wednesday (March 21) 6pm at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene. A time of fellowship and sharing condolences will be held prior, starting at 4pm.
Mel S. March 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Thank you Lorraine. So many people in Harford County and beyond have been affected by this and we need to be lifting each other up.
Alana Denise Hicks-Amoroso March 20, 2012 at 04:19 AM
It s says a "White Hall man"......White Hall is a section of Harford County....not the color of his skin.
Tom Enders March 20, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Josh's father reached out to our family this morning to invite us to the memorial to celebrate Josh's life. We were both overcome with emotion speaking with each other for the first time! Just the begining of a healing process for so many. So many questions, no clear answers! I have experienced great losses in my life but none from this angle. We pray for all family and friends of Josh, we pray that that Lord will give you all peace, strength, and his love. I don't know much about the family but I can say after our phone conversation that I know that they are a loving and compassionate people with big hearts. I could write for days but I will conclude simply with LOVE! Love coquers ALL!!!!!!!
Jan March 20, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Thank you Mr. Enders for your beautiful post. This is truly what the Aversano family is all about...forgiveness and love. They have been very dear friends of our for many years. There is no blame here, our prayers go out to your family. I hope to see you on Wednesday evening so all of us...friends and family alike can continue to carry out this message and bring peace to your lives as well. "Thinking of you", rnj
Kathys10 March 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM
If you drive on 24 alll the drivers go 60 to 70 its not 95, people need to slow down,I agree with you Karl, My toughts and prayers go out to all of the families,Its sad a young man lost he life at such a young age,He life was just starting and was taking away,sooooo sooooo sad :(
Siege March 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM
You're not blaming this lady and never did? In the comment that you deleted you tracked down her court records and said it was probably her fault because she got a citation for speeding last year.
Karl Schuub March 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Siege...absolutely not what I said, nor did I delete any comments. She was indeed cited for doing 53 in a 30, but the reference was about levels of caution in congested and/or residential areas and what surely seems to be a rash of pedestrians being struck - this one where a young man, not so far from childhood ends up being killed - that's a horrible outcome. In almost every case the driver's have not been cited but that doesn't mean in every case with all these episodes none of these were avoidable. I drive these roads and I see the way people drive; sometimes it's beyond horrendous. Maybe it ought to be a whole lot tougher to get a driver's license and a whole lot easier to lose it. If you see a posted speed of 30 it's because the road has been designated as more hazardous meaning they want you to be able to stop quickly. Try doing 30 anywhere in this town and watch what happens. Comments intended not so much for this lady...but for the rest of us; it'd be nice to feel safe going to the mailbox.
CB9678 March 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Was there today there are crosswalks going all four ways. Only those crossing 24 have buttons. The two running parallell to 24 to be fair have a short distance between them and the stop line and motorist frequently treat it as the stop line.
Amy W March 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM
You are right, love does conquer all! My son and I witnessed the accident and I have been praying, and grieving for both of your families ever since. I am so relieved to hear that so many people are reaching out with love and compassion. We will continue to pray for all of you.
SNAKE DR. March 21, 2012 at 02:31 AM
@marge Neal Ok I know her name is listed in public record. But does involving her name in the artical add any thing to the story and would leaving her name out of it really take away from the story. Ask your self would you want your loved ones name broadcast for everyone to know what had happen to her. Look around people are mean. Removing her name is the respectable thing to do. You know I Speak the truth. Can you sleep with your self.
Anna M March 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM
May God's grace lift up the Aversano family and protect the hearts of the Enders family. This is such a tragic accident for all involved. Lets not debate...lets support and love. We all know that although Harford County is a growing place, but it's still small enough that the names of involved parties would have gotten out. Just love them all, support them and stop interjecting un-necessary opinions.
Ashley March 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Every article written about this accident has had her name listed. Every article states it isn't her fault. Yes, some people are mean, but that's life and if you can't take it then you need to grow a stronger backbone. The opinion of others shouldn't mean anything to you as long as you know the truth. From what I've seen on here most people have been overwhelmingly supportive of both families in the wake of this tragedy and I don't think it matters that her name was published. It's not a tarnish to her name, it's simply something that has happened and if anything I think it might help her to know that so many people she doesn't even know sympathize with her and support her.
jmh March 21, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
DeDe June 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM
I don't know if anyone will see this comment (15 months later), but everyone should know that the heartbroken but incredible parents of Joshua Aversano generously donated many of Joshua's organs, along with his entire face. Can you imagine? Not many parents would be able to do that. The face went to Richard Lee Norris from Virginia, a young man whose face was blown off in a horrible shotgun accident in his home in 2012. The face transplant, performed at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, was the most extensive & complicated facial transplant surgery in history. Fortunately it was a huge success. The young Mr Norris, who rarely left his house in 15 years because of his horrible disfigurement, is doing excellent. He was featured on a TV special last night with Ann Curry called "A Face in the Crowd", on NBC. Joshua's amazing parents were able to meet the young man who is now "wearing" their son's face. What an incredible story.
BLM June 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM
DeDe...I just discovered this story on msnbc.com. Imagine my surprise when they described the accident that Josh was a local (I teach high-school in Harford County). My husband and I were flabbergasted, and THEN, after a little Googling, realized that his grandparents attend my church! What I thought was an amazing story that happened, "somewhere else," became an amazing story with personal ties. God bless all the families involved.
DeDe June 30, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Small world, isn't it? The odd thing is that Josh and Richard resembled each other a bit. Both handsome, with dark hair and dark eyes. Readers can see their photos side by side at this web page - just scroll almost halfway down: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/face-crowd-year-after-most-extensive-face-transplant-history-6C10484450
Jeff July 04, 2013 at 01:14 PM
It is wrong to give name and address of driver. They have to live with the knowledge a life was lost while they were behind the wheel, even if it was no fault of their own. Now they are outed by the sheriffs department and the Patch. Come on, where is the decency in that?


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