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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Two Pedestrian Accidents Over Weekend In OC

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.



Anonymous said...

No surprise about that. Too many cars, too many people, not enough space. Accidents just waiting to happen....

Anonymous said...

I hope comments don't try to make sense of this or suggest ways to stop accidents from happening.Accidents always have and always will happen in spite of any measures taken.People are just careless and you can't fix stupid.

Anonymous said...

No the crosswalks are not properly or sufficiently marked. OC Marks curbs as NOT A CROSSWALK yet the crosswalks are not marked CROSSWALK. May not seem relevant to you but I am a Bus Driver there and watch the visors not use crosswalks with a look of not a clue on their faces.

Anonymous said...

Get Trump to build a fence on both sides of highway and put foot bridges every 2 blocks. Make tourists pay for it.

Anonymous said...

In a city that thrives on its alcohol sales and has a dragstrip down its middle, it's a wonder that there aren't more deaths.

Anonymous said...

City Hall will be building that wall in the medians....challenge is agreeing to the type as well as aesthetics. A barrier per se that will deter jaywalkers/summer drunks.

Believe the first "wall" is to be built in the fall - near...wait for it...SEACRETS.

Go figure!

Anonymous said...

"After a long stretch of zero pedestrian accidents throughout much of the summer"
I haven't been keeping track of which ones involve pedestrians but the streets in and around OC this summer have been a bloodbath.