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UPDATE (November 11  5:22 p.m.):

The driver of the Ford F150 involved in this crash died early Wednesday morning at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He has been identified as 56-year-old John Gallagher of the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive 21221.

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (November 10, 2015  7:41 p.m.):

At 2:52 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 200 block of East Joppa Road 21286 for a serious crash.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Ford F150 had been traveling east-bound on Joppa Road. An MTA bus had been traveling west-bound on Joppa Road in the lane next to the curb. The Ford F150 drifted over the center turn lane, across west-bound Joppa Road, and struck the bus on the driver side front.

The driver of the Ford F150 was taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the MTA bus was taken to an area hospital to be checked out. The only passenger on the bus was not injured.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Joppa Road was closed for several hours while the accident was investigated.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a July 27 hit and run in Essex that left a man seriously injured.

At 2:16 a.m. on July 27, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Eastern Boulevard for a report of a serious crash. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a seriously injured pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 35-year-old male, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the pedestrian had been standing on a median strip on Eastern Boulevard east of Woodward Drive. The pedestrian stepped onto east-bound Eastern Boulevard and was struck by an east-bound vehicle. That vehicle fled the scene.

The vehicle is described as a dark colored 4-door Jeep Wrangler.

Images of the vehicle were captured on a surveillance camera.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (July 27  3:11 p.m.):

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the pedestrian was crossing Towsontown Boulevard from the south side to the north side. A vehicle that had been traveling east-bound on Towsontown Boulevard struck the pedestrian and remained at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (July 23  6:10 p.m.):

At 4 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a pedestrian involved crash at Towsontown Boulevard and University Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a seriously injured adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a van.

The pedestrian was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. The van remained at the scene.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

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