Police looking for Hit and Run Driver in Davidsonville Bicyclist accident. Teen injured in Severna Park Bicycle accident.

February 23, 2014
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Bicyclist Motor Vehicle Crash                                                                                 Davidsonville

On February 22, 2014, at approximately 5:09 p.m., officers from the Traffic Safety Section responded to westbound Central Avenue at the Patuxent River Road in Davidsonville for a report of a crash involving two (2) bicyclists.

 

The investigation revealed that the bicyclists were traveling west on Central Avenue approaching the Patuxent River Bridge. The bicyclists were on or near the roadway edge line when Bicyclist #1 was struck by a light colored SUV that failed to remain at the scene. The striking vehicle fled west on Central Avenue into Prince Georges County.

 

Bicyclist #2 was riding immediately behind Bicyclist #1 and as a result of the collision between the car and Bicyclist #1, Bicyclist #2 also crashed. After the collision, the bike ridden by Bicyclist #1 came to rest in the roadway and was struck by a 2005 Chevy Impala.

 

Evidence recovered from the scene indicates that the fleeing vehicle is a Honda SUV. Witnesses describe the vehicle as light in color (possible silver or white) driven by a W/M 50 to 60 years of age with a grey mustache and dark glasses.

 

Bicyclist #1, Ms. Kristianson was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma where she is listed in critical, but stable condition. Bicyclist #2, Ms. Neel was transported to Washington Hospital Center where she was later released. The driver of the Chevy Impala sustained no injuries.

 

The primary cause of this crash is driver error. The driver failed to yield to the bicyclists lawfully using the roadway. Speed does not appear to be a factor in the collision. Witness report that sun glare may have been a factor at the time of the collision.

 

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.

 

 

Bicyclist #1:              Lynn Carol Kristianson, 62, of Arlington, Virginia.

Injuries:                  Life threatening, currently listed in critical condition

UPDATE: Now listed in critical, but stable condition.

 

 

Bicyclist #2:            Maile Catherine Neel, 52, of University Park, Maryland

 

Injuries:            Non-life threatening, currently listed in stable condition

UPDATE: Released from hospital.

 

 

Vehicle/Suspect #1:            Unknown Honda SUV

Light colored, possibly silver or white

 

Driver:                              White male 50 to 60 years of age, with grey mustache.

                                    Fled scene west bound on Central Avenue

 

Vehicle #2                        2005 Chevy Impala, MD 3AJ8698

 

Owner/Driver:             Tierra Lesley Harris, 21, of Oxon Hill, Maryland

 

 

 

Eastern District

 

Bicyclist Struck                                                                                                             Severna Park

 

 

On February 22, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m. officers responded to the area of Ritchie Highway and Leelyn Drive for a report of an accident involving a bicyclist.

 

Upon their arrival, they observed a 14 year old male suffering from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car. The investigation revealed that several juveniles riding bicycles attempted to cross the northbound lanes of Ritchie Highway at Leelyn Drive against a red traffic signal.

 

The other juveniles in the group reported that they were attempting to cross when they observed a vehicle approaching. They advised they stopped. They further advised that the victim, a 14 year-old male, did not stop and was attempting to beat the car across when he was struck. He suffered injuries to his lower body and was transported by Medavac to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics for further evaluation. His injuries were not considered life threatening.

 

The primary cause of this accident is bicyclist error. No further information available.

 

 



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