OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City police say a 21-year-old man remains hospitalized after being struck by a taxicab early Monday morning.
Police said that shortly before 1 a.m., a group of people was attempting to cross Philadelphia Avenue in the area of 19th Street from east to west when one of the pedestrians, who was not in the area of a marked crosswalk, was struck by a vehicle.
Investigators said the pedestrian, who was identified as a Irish citizen, was struck in lane number two of the southbound side of Coastal Highway by a taxicab that had the right of way. Police said the investigation further revealed the cab attempted to break, but did not have time and stuck the 21-year-old victim while breaking.
The pedestrian had several injuries and was treated at the scene by Ocean City Paramedics and flown by Maryland State Police Trooper 4 helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The pedestrian, whose name is not being released, was last listed in stable condition. Currently no charges are pending against the driver, police said.
Authorities said the collision, which occurred 150 feet from a signal-controlled crosswalk intersection, is the 32nd pedestrian collision investigated by the Ocean City Police Department this year. Police said that in 14 of those incidents, alcohol was a factor on the part of the pedestrian and in two cases alcohol was a factor on the part of the vehicle operator.
Police remind citizens to always use marked crosswalks and never cross roadways in between intersections.
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