PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON COASTAL HIGHWAY

On Monday, May 16, 2011, at approximately 3 p.m., Ocean City Police responded to 97th Street and Coastal Highway for a collision involving a pedestrian.  The pedestrian, an 89-year-old Ocean City woman, was attempting to cross Coastal Highway from west to east, when she was struck by a southbound vehicle. 

The pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, sustained serious injuries.  She was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  Ocean City Police are continuing to investigate the collision, however, charges against the driver are not pending at this time.

The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to use  marked crosswalks when crossing  streets in Ocean City.  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.