OCEAN CITY — After a long stretch of zero pedestrian collisions throughout much of the summer in the resort, there were four incidents in the last week including two hours apart last Saturday.
Around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Ocean City police responded to the area of 73rd Street and Coastal Highway for a reported traffic collision involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed a 34-year-old male attempted to cross Coastal Highway and was struck by a four-door sedan.
The victim was not using a crosswalk at the time of the collision. He was transported to PRMC via Maryland State Police Trooper 4 helicopter and was released later that same night. The driver of the sedan was not injured in the collision.
A few hours later at around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, OCPD officer responded to another traffic collision involving a pedestrian in the area of 123rd Street and Coastal Highway. In that incident, it was determined a 20-year-old male was in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, but was crossing against a pedestrian signal. Ocean City EMS transported the victim to PRMC with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The two accidents just hours came on the heels of another vehicle collision involving two pedestrians last Tuesday. An unidentified driver was traveling west on 85th Street and made a left turn south onto Coastal Highway when he struck the two pedestrians. Both pedestrians were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.