Southern Maryland Police Beat: STREET JUSTICE IN SIN CITY – Motorist assaulted after kid ran into the road from behind ice cream truck and was struck

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Southern Maryland Police Beat: STREET JUSTICE IN SIN CITY – Motorist assaulted after kid ran into the road from behind ice cream truck and was struck

LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – It was a double dose of tragedy when a child ran into Yorktown Road in Lexington Park from behind an ice cream truck parked at the curb and was hit by a vehicle. St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that the driver of the vehicle was immediately assaulted by suspects in the area resulting in serious injuries to the driver. The child was flown from the scene to a trauma unit and the motorist was rushed to a hospital with incapacitating injuries.

Police say that the incident took place on July 11, 2018, at approximately 3:00 P.M. in the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park.

Yorktown Road in Patuxent Homes section of Lexington Park was the scene of a driver assaulted after striking a child who ran from behind an ice cream truck on July 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of WJLA.

Sheriff’s deputies report that a 2003 GMC Envoy was operated by Linda Glaser, 72, of Lexington Park, Md., and was traveling south on Yorktown Road in the area of Suwannee Place, where an ice cream truck was stopped on the opposite side of the road.

Police say that as Glaser was passing the ice cream truck, a 10-year-old girl ran into the roadway from behind the ice cream truck.

The juvenile was struck by Glaser’s vehicle and the child sustained incapacitating injuries.

Following the collision Glaser was assaulted by an individual(s) in the neighborhood; that case is currently under investigation.

Following the collision Glaser was assaulted by an individual(s) in the neighborhood; that case is currently under investigation.

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The juvenile was transported by Trooper 7 to a local trauma center; Glaser was transported to a local hospital for incapacitating injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the accident investigation.

Glaser may have been visiting a nearby rental property owned by her and her husband when the child ran in front of her vehicle.  Glaser’s driving record is free from any citations or violations.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet provided a statement to law enforcement is asked to contact Corporal Vincent Pontorno at (301) 475-4200 extension *2337, or by email at Vincent.Pontorno@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with additional information on the assault is asked to contact Corporal Elizabeth O’Connor at (301) 475-4200 extension *8075 or by email at Elizabeth.Oconnor@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

 

 

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