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Police: Alcohol may have been involved in Anne Arundel pedestrian crash

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 19:20:32-04

LAUREL — A man sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on Friday.

On Friday night, around 9 p.m., officers headed to Laurel Fort Meade Road (Route 198) near Whiskey Bottom Road in Laurel to investigate.

A Toyota van was on Route 198 just west of Whiskey Bottom Road when it struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, 35-year-old Ademola Adetokunbo Adeala, was not using a crosswalk at the time of the crash and suffered life threatening injuries. He is currently in critical but stable condition.

Officials say the driver of the Toyota was not injured and remained at the scene.

At this time, the primary cause of the crash is pedestrian error and it is believed that alcohol is a factor on the part of the pedestrian.

Police say they are working to determine if speed may have been a contributing factor on the part of the Toyota driver.

The crash is under investigation.