Recently, the Bethesda pedestrian accident attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins were made aware of an accident involving one of Maryland’s most infamous runners. On Thursday, March 28, Dr. Ted Houk was hit by a minivan in Towson, Maryland at the intersection of N. Charles Street and Chestnut Avenue.
Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 8:00 a.m., where 50-year old Houk was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma. He is now in critical condition.
Houk has a medical practice in Towson but is also a staple at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is well known for his method of commuting each day; he runs six miles round trip to his internal medicine practice in Towson, and nearly 11 miles when he is working at the Towson hospital.
In 2008, Houk told the Towson Times that he had made the switch from cycling to running in 1995 because it was the safer alternative. Over the years, locals have come to recognize him as he runs to work with his scrubs in a briefcase.
Dr. Houk’s colleagues in Towson have come out in support of Dr. Houk, expressing their shock and dismay, as well as their support for his wife, Pamela Jenkins, and the couple’s four children.
As the weather warms up and pedestrians are hitting the streets, it is important that Capital District drivers remain vigilant for those sharing the road on two feet or two wheels. Lewis & Tompkins wishes to extend their deepest sympathies to Dr. Houk’s family, as well as their best wishes to Dr. Houk for a speedy and complete recovery.
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