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Police investigating Middle River hit and run

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Posted at 7:33 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 06:19:32-04

Baltimore County police are investigating a hit and run that happened on Oct. 4.

According to investigators, a 55-year-old man was crossing the 1000 block of Middle River just after 1 a.m. Police say he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop and fled the scene.

"When you're living in areas where people are hasty, ignorant you will get people getting hit because some drivers don't want to wait," resident Rahim Mendoza said.

Police recently released surveillance video of the victim after he was struck.

"It's not right. I worried about the kids getting hit because kids come up through here all the time," said John Crompton, who frequents the area.
 
"Yeah it's scary to know that it can happen in your neighborhood but it could happen in anyone's neighborhood," said Mendoza.
 
He was just trying to cross the street but the driver never stopped.
 
"It's a shocker to me because normally I take this road all the time and this is the first time I've heard about that and it's sad," said George Diggs, who lives in the area.
 
The man is expected to survive but this road sees both foot and vehicle traffic.
 
"This is the first time I've heard about somebody getting hit in this area because normally they do speed but it's very seldom someone gets hit in this area," Diggs said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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