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Officials say a 39-year-old pedestrian is in serious condition after being struck by car

Posted: 2:44 PM, Apr 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-13 14:44:46-04
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WESTMINSTER, Md. — Officials say that a pedestrian is in serious condition after being hit by a car early Saturday morning.

At a little before 4 a.m., troopers from the Westminster Barrack responded to a pedestrian-involved collision. The incident occurred on Baltimore Boulevard, east of Gorsuch Road in Westminster, Md. The preliminary investigation shows that 39-year old Michael Scott Waggy, of Sparta, NC, was walking eastbound in the center of the left lane of Baltimore Boulevard when he was struck.

A 2018 Hyundai, that was being driven by 35-year-old Stephen Turner, of Taneytown, Md., was also traveling east on Baltimore Boulevard. Waggy was walking in the same direction and directly in the path of Turner's car and, at the time of the collision, visibility was low due to the rain, so he was unable to avoid hitting him.

Due to the injuries sustained in the collision, Waggy was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is currently listed as being in serious condition.

This investigation is ongoing, so anyone who may have any information related to this incident is asked to contact Trooper First Class Mark Klinger at (410) 386-3000, extension 3521.