Pedestrian hit by Rec and Parks vehicle in Ellicott City

Police don't think driver was at fault
Posted at 6:52 PM, Jun 10, 2016

Police have identified the teen hit who was seriously injured after getting hit by a Howard County Recreation and Parks vehicle while crossing the road.

Howard County Police say Jian Zheng, 17, of Ellicott City walked into the road at Wheatfield Way and was hit by the 2015 Chevy Silverado headed southbound on Long Gate Parkway.

Zheng was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment where he was listed in critical condition Friday.

The Chevy Silverado, driven by 22-year-old George Maisel, is a marked Howard County Recreation and Parks Vehicle. Maisel was on-duty at the time of the crash and a second employee was in the front passenger seat when the crash happened. Nether were injured.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police don't think the driver was at fault in the accident.

Witnesses told investigators Zheng walked into the road against the traffic signal. Investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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