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Date: Oct 12, 2018

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's help in locating a car involved in the hit and run in the Towson area with an 11-year old victim. 

Just before 4:00 p.m. on October 12, 2018, Police responded to a crash located at Chestnut Oak Road at Yokona Road, 21234. Officers from the Police Department's Crash Team determined that an 11-year-old female was crossing Chestnut Oak Road at the legal crossing portion of the road when she was struck by a burgundy four door sedan that was traveling southbound on Chestnut Oak Road. The car has turned onto Chestnut, from the westbound lane of Yakona Road. The driver of the burgundy car left the area after striking the child. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is serious but not life-threatening at this time. If anyone has information about this collision or the hit and run driver, please call 911 or the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 

Seven BCoFD members have deployed to the Gulf Coast to assist with Hurricane Michael recovery operations.

This is the second time in less than a month that BCoFD personnel have been called to assist with hurricane-stricken regions. Several urban search and rescue experts and helicopter rescue specialists were deployed to the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence.

Four members -- operating as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Pennsylvania Task Force #1, a search and rescue unit -- are en route to Panama City, Florida. They are Fire Lt. Michael Szczesniakowsi, Fire Lt. Brandon Watkins, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO) Steve Yealdhall and FADO Shawn Drees. All are search and rescue specialists.

Three members have been deployed with the Maryland Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MD1 DMAT) to help provide medical care to hurricane victims. DMAT provides medical care during disasters that overwhelm health care infrastructure.

The BCoFD members deployed with DMAT are Fire Capt. Jack Amrhein, EMS Lt. Rick Blubaugh and EMS Lt. Kevin Palmer.

Revised June 27, 2017