Teen Hit by Salt Truck in Stable Condition: Maryland State Police

The 18-year-old was a student, according to police.

Maryland State Police said the teen hit by a salt truck on Route 543 in Bel Air on Feb. 5 was a student.
Maryland State Police said the teen hit by a salt truck on Route 543 in Bel Air on Feb. 5 was a student.
The woman hit by a salt truck in Bel Air Wednesday night is in stable condition, Maryland State Police told Patch Thursday.

Maiya Sweeney, 18, was walking illegally on the westbound portion of Creswell Road/MD Route 543 and was not wearing reflective clothing when she was hit by a State Highway Administration truck headed south, The Aegis reported.

The crash in the 2400 block of Creswell Road was reported just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

The victim was taken by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where police said she was in stable condition on Thursday night.

According to Maryland State Police, the victim was a student at the Arrow Center, which is located in the 2400 block of Creswell Road, near where the crash occurred.

The street lamps on Creswell Road were out at the time, according to The Aegis.

Both State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police officials advised drivers to stay cautious on the roads Wednesday evening due to icy conditions and power outages.

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Martin 'GC' Felter February 06, 2014 at 07:42 PM
street lights out. wow
Robert Curry February 16, 2014 at 07:39 PM
It is amazing how many people ignore state laws and common sense! I see the frequently, walking IN the roadway, with their BACK to approaching traffic! They ride bicycles WITHOUT PROPER HEAD AND TAIL LIGHT, often in the wrong direction, head on to approaching traffic, at night! The LAWS do NOT change and authorize walking in the roadway if the sidewalk is not clear, if you do so, it is at your own (considerable) risk! Wearing DARK colored clothing at night, while doing stupid things like the above, makes it even MORE likely you will soon become a statistic!


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