ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — One pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured in crashes in Anne Arundel County.
The first crash happened on Friday, at approximately 9:44 p.m, in the area of Catherine Avenue and Fawn Ave in Pasadena.
Police say a man was riding his bike. At that same time, a Jeep was also traveling north on Catherine Ave. This area was dark, and the cyclist was wearing all black clothing which was non-reflective. The driver of the Jeep tried to avoid hitting the cyclist but the two ultimately collided. The man was knocked off of the bicycle. The bicyclist was later pronounced deceased at Baltimore Washington Medical Center by emergency room staff.
Police say the primary cause of this crash is the bicyclist illegally being in the roadway. Secondary factors include poor lighting and dark clothing. . It is believed that alcohol use may be a factor in this crash on the part of the bicyclist due to scene evidence. The investigation is ongoing.
Then on Saturday, at approximately 7:56 a.m., a second crash happened in to the area of College Parkway and Green Holly Drive in Annapolis.
A construction worker was working on College Parkway west of Green Holly Drive fully on the right hand shoulder. The pedestrian was wearing reflective clothing and standing behind a well lit truck. During a turn, a Chevrolet drove completely onto the right shoulder and struck the pedestrian. The impact pinned the man between the Chevrolet and a rear metal platform causing substantial lower extremity injuries. Responding officers applied tourniquets to the pedestrian’s extremities in order to control bleeding. The victim was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by Maryland State Police helicopter. The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.
It is not believed that alcohol is a contributing factor in this crash. Police are investigating.