On June 12, 2012, at approximately 2:30 a.m., OceanCitypolice responded to the area of 54th Street andCoastal Highway for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 32-year-old man fromNorth Las Vegas,NV, was attempting to crossCoastal Highway from west to east. Although the vehicle attempted to swerve to avoid striking the pedestrian, the pedestrian was struck on the driver’s side front quarter panel.
When officers arrived at the scene, a witness of the collision was performing CPR on the pedestrian. The pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, was transported by Ocean City Emergency Services toPeninsulaRegionalMedicalCenterfor serious 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.