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Update, November 2, 11:36 a.m.:

The victim of yesterday's fatal pedestrian crash on Pulaski Highway has been identified. He is Randolph Croom, 51, of the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway.

Original release:

A fatal crash on Pulaski Highway Sunday night resulted in a secondary crash that led police on a pursuit into Baltimore City, ending in the death of a one-year-old boy.

At 6:49 p.m. Baltimore County Police were notified that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle on Pulaski Highway near Krueger Avenue. The pedestrian, an adult male, was struck as he attempted to cross Pulaski Highway. The driver remained on the scene. The victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

As a result, a portion of Pulaski Highway was closed while the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team conducted its investigation.

Pursuit Into Baltimore City

At 9:07 p.m. a silver Mercedes-Benz traveling east on Pulaski Highway struck a Baltimore County Police cruiser assisting in the road closure. The officer assigned to the cruiser suffered non life-threatening injuries when she jumped over the jersey wall in an effort to get out of the way of the Mercedes.

The driver of the Mercedes got out of the car and, when an officer requested license and registration, he returned to the car, turned around and fled westbound on Pulaski Highway towards Baltimore City. This initiated a pursuit by another Baltimore County Police officer who had been assisting with the initial fatal crash investigation. The officer pursued the violator to just inside Baltimore City onto Moravia Road.

According to the Baltimore City Police Department, the vehicle was traveling northbound in the 5400 block of Moravia Road, approaching Sinclair Lane on a steady red signal. The Mercedes entered the intersection at a high rate of speed. The front passenger side of the Mercedes struck the rear driver’s side of a Volvo C30. The Volvo made the right turn from eastbound Sinclair Lane onto northbound Moravia Road. The Volvo rotated clockwise and mounted the east curb continuing to rotate into a bus stop were a one-year-old was in a stroller. The Volvo struck the child, who landed near the driveway to the Parkside Shopping Center. The Mercedes then continued north on Moravia Road in the 5300 block coming to rest approximately 250 feet north of the collision scene.

The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric ER, where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect in the Mercedes was transported to Shock Trauma with minor non life-threatening injuries for evaluation. The driver of the Volvo was not injured.

The initial fatal crash on Pulaski Highway and the hit-and-run crash into the police cruiser both remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team.

The crash on Moravia Road resulting in the death of the child will be investigated by the Baltimore City Police Department.

Charges against the driver of the Mercedes are pending the conclusion of all related investigations.

UPDATE (April 20):

Baltimore County Police are releasing the names of the pedestrians who were struck by the Baltimore County Police vehicle Saturday night:

  • Desaree Tasha Blick (18) of the 100-block of Courtland Road 21207
  • Stephon Nathaniel Beale (18) of the 6700-block of Park Heights Avenue 21215
  • Deomonte Terrell Blick (9 months)

All three are expected to survive their injuries. Ms. Blick was transported to University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center. Mr. Beale and the 9 month-old child were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The infant appeared to have suffered no injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

No further details are available at this time.

Original release (April 19):

Baltimore County Police are investigating an accident that occurred late Saturday involving a County police cruiser and three pedestrians.

Just after 11:00 p.m., an officer was traveling on Security Boulevard for a call for an assault at Hot Skates on Whitehead Road.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the officer had lights and sirens activated. As the officer was in the 6600-block of Security Boulevard (between Woodlawn Drive and Whitehead Road), the police vehicle stuck a man and a woman pushing a baby in a stroller.

No additional information on the condition of the people struck at this time. Two people were taken to Johns Hopkins hospital and one person was taken to University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center.  The officer involved in the accident was not injured.

Names cannot be released at this time. Police are continuing to investigate.

The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through June 30.

The program focuses on the importance of pedestrian safety, and the laws and rules of the road that help to keep our motorists as well as pedestrians safe. Mr. Bala Akundi, Transportation Engineer for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, is our guest. He explains how law enforcement and the private sector partner to combat the problem of pedestrian-related crashes.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

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