On April 20, 2012, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Ocean City police responded to the area of 33rd Street and Coastal Highway for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 23-year-old man from Ocean City, was attempting to cross Coastal Highway from east to west, when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.
The pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, was transported by Ocean City Emergency Services to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Currently no charges have been filed against the pedestrian or the driver; however, the investigation is on-going.
The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to use marked crosswalks while crossing the street. Pedestrians should not take unnecessary risks crossing busy streets against traffic lights. In addition, pedestrians are encouraged to make eye contact with drivers and continue to watch for traffic the entire time you are in the crosswalk. Motorists should also be extremely vigilant while driving, keeping constantly aware of pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds and scooters.