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Glen Burnie man killed after being hit by car in Brooklyn

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 13:14:13-05

BROOKLYN, Md. — A man has died after being hit by a car in Brooklyn last week.

On January 22 at about 5:42 pm, officers responded to Ritchie Highway at 12th Avenue in Brooklyn for a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

Officers say a Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling south on Ritchie Highway at 12th Avenue and a pedestrian was standing in one of the southbound travel lanes. The driver of the Hyundai was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital where they later died. Police say the driver of the Hyundai remained on scene.

According to police, the primary cause of the crash appears to be pedestrian error. Speed, drugs and/or alcohol on the part of the driver do not appear to have contributed to the crash.

Police say it appears there was alcohol use on the part of the pedestrian. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the crash investigation.