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Date: Aug 20, 2015

Baltimore County Police are investigating a crash on Reisterstown Road Thursday afternoon that left a woman deceased.

At 3:09 p.m., police responded to Reisterstown Road and St Thomas Center for a report of a serious crash.

The preliminary investigation into this incident has indicated that a Baltimore County EMS Supervisor was en route to a priority call when his vehicle collided with a Honda passenger car.

The driver of the Honda, 72-year-old Delores Scott, was declared deceased at the scene. Her dog, rIding in the car with her, also died in the crash.

The EMS supervisor was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Reisterstown Road was closed in both directions at St Thomas Center while the preliminary investigation was conducted. It re-opened at 6:40 p.m.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

The Baltimore County Police Department reminds all drivers to stop when the lights on school buses are flashing.

Maryland law states that vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street if there is no physical divider or barrier. Drivers who pass the bus before all lights have ceased flashing may face the following consequences:

  • Drivers who pass a school bus while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a three-point penalty.
  • Drivers who stop but then proceed while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a two-point penalty.
  • Drivers who contribute to an accident when they fail to stop for a school bus while the lights are flashing may face additional penalties.

Children are not always aware of their surroundings and assume that drivers will stop for them. Youngsters also dart into the road without looking first for traffic. Allow room for the frequent stops that happen during the morning pick up and the afternoon drop off.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017