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Police: An 80-year-old pedestrian was hit Sunday evening in Carroll County

Police: Man charged after fatally hitting pedestrian
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 11:07:55-05

NEW WINDSOR, Md. — An 80-year-old woman was hit on Sunday afternoon in Carroll County, according to the Carroll County Police Department.

At a little after 6 p.m., Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Fire/Rescue personnel arrived to the area of Route 31 and Wakefield Valley Road, in New Windsor, for a single vehicle collision that involved a Silver 2000 Toyota Echo and an 80-year-old pedestrian from Union Bridge.

According to the investigation, the driver of the Toyota, a 55-year-old woman, and her 57-year-old male passenger, both from Hampstead, were traveling Eastbound on Route 31, just east of Wakefield Valley Road, when she hit the pedestrian, who had been standing in the Eastbound lane of Route 31.

The 80-year-old was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life threatening injuries. Officials say that her vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Silverado, was parked at the scene on the Westbound shoulder of Route 31 with the headlights on and engine running. It remains unknown why the victim was outside of her vehicle.

Both occupants of the Toyota refused medical care and there were no signs of impairment.

The cause of this crash is still under investigation and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Reconstruction Unit is currently continuing that investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Master Deputy Piper at (410) 386-5900 or send an email to gpiper@carrollcountymd.gov.