The Baltimore Sun reports that a Friday morning accident along Route 32 in Howard County led to an even more serious pedestrian accident. Stopping along the shoulder to help in another minor car accident, 44-year-old Franklin Trowell of Clinton was struck by a passing 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 55-year-old Leonard Supsic of Baltimore. Police say that Supsic lost control of his vehicle and hit the man on the shoulder of the road. The accident occurred around 4 a.m.
In the wake of the pedestrian accident, which took place near where Route 32 intersects with Interstate 95, emergency workers rushed Trowell to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The Prince George’s County man was listed in critical condition, according to Howard County Police.
When stopping to aid others on the side of the road, police urge drivers to stay well off of the road and to carry flares or reflectors with then in order to increase visibility at night. Police also reminded drivers of the “move over” law, which asks drivers to move into the left lane if possible when passing a vehicle on the shoulder of the road. If there is not a left lane to move to, drivers should slow down and increase their awareness when passing a broken down vehicle or car accident on the side of the road.
The pedestrian accident is still under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time, according to authorities. Maryland State Police and Howard County Police are looking for witnesses to this pedestrian accident – if you have any information on this pedestrian accident injury, please contact the authorities immediately.
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