GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a car and thrown across the intersection Tuesday evening.
Witnesses reported that a gray Volkswagen Jetta was driving northbound on Ritchie Highway when it approached a green traffic light as the pedestrian attempted to cross the street at the Furnace Branch Road intersection. The driver, Alexander Scott of Woodland, did not stop at the scene and the pedestrian was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where they are being treated for life threatening injuries.
The Anne Arundel County Police searched the area and found the alleged vehicle parked behind the Wilkins Automotive complex with extensive damage and the victim's belongings still embedded in the grill. The driver was later located at a nearby address in Glen Burnie and taken in for questioning.
The initial cause of the crash appears to be the pedestrian's failure to yield right of way to a vehicle when not in a crosswalk. Neither alcohol nor speed appears to be a factor in the crash however the Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation and will be consulting with the State's Attorney's Office regarding any charges.
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