2 Teens Struck In Front Of Earleigh Heights Carnival

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

UPDATE 03:21pm 07/13/2011: Yet another facebook page has cropped up. Some people are claiming she has passed away, yet others are claiming she is alive. It is important to not jump to any conclusions until the truth is known. Eye On Annapolis has been unable to verify her condition.

UPDATE 1:59pm 07/13/2011: According to a Facebook group established about an hour ago, the 17 yr old girl has died from her injuries. We have not been able to confirm this with the police at this point.

UPDATE: Unconfirmed reports from friends close to the teens, Sean Snyder is stable and doing OK, the other is in emergency surgery.

Two teenagers were struck by a vehicle last night while attempting to cross Ritchie Highway at Earleigh Heights Road at the Earleigh Heights Carnival.

Both were flown to Shock-Trauma.   From the Anne Arundel County Police:

Type of Collision: Single Vehicle / Multiple Pedestrian

Location of Incident: Governor Ritchie Highway @ Earleigh Heights Road

Date & Time: July 12, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m.

Motor Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, red in color

Driver: William Keith Goldman, 49, of 1245 Maple Road, Arnold, Md

Injuries: None

Pedestrian #1: 17-year-old female from Pasadena

Injuries: Critical

Pedestrian #2: Sean William Snyder, 19, of 471 White Plains Court, Severna Park, Md

Injuries: Serious, but stable

Synopsis:     On July 12, 2011, at approximately 8:43 p.m., members of the Traffic Safety Section responded to the area of Governor Ritchie Highway and Earleigh Heights Road to assist with a serious, motor vehicle crash involving two pedestrians that were struck by a vehicle.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the operator of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling southbound on Governor Ritchie Highway approaching Earleigh Heights Road. At that time, two pedestrians were attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Governor Ritchie Highway just south of Earleigh Heights Road when the Chevrolet struck them both. Both pedestrians were not utilizing the cross walk at the time of the crash and were wearing dark clothing.

As a result of the collision, both victims were both flown via Maryland State Police Helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma. Currently, the female is listed in critical condition and the male is listed in serious, but stable condition. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash on the part of the driver. The investigation is ongoing.

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