OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City police say they have issued a citation to a pedestrian who illegally crossed a roadway, got struck by an oncoming vehicle and then fled the scene.
The incident happened at around 2 a.m. Sunday in the area of 49th Street and Coastal Highway. Officers arrived at the scene and met with the driver of the vehicle, whose name is not being released. The driver and several witnesses told police that an unidentified male attempted to cross the highway from west to east at 49th Street when he was struck by the vehicle traveling southbound. Police said the investigation revealed that the pedestrian, who was crossing against the traffic signal, rolled on to the vehicle's windshield, causing damage to the vehicle and then immediately fled from the scene.
Police were unable to locate the pedestrian in the area of the collision at the time of the incident. Later that morning, police and EMS responded to the Quality Inn Hotel located at 54th Street for a report of an injured male who was bleeding. Once at the scene, police said they determined the injured male was the pedestrian who had been struck while crossing the highway at 49th Street.
Police said the injured male was identified as 24-year-old Samuel Louis Cribbs of Murrysville, Pa. Cribbs appeared to be intoxicated, according to investigators. Cribbs was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Based on all of the information provided by the driver and witnesses, police charged Cribbs with pedestrian unsafely crossing roadway.
During the investigation, police determined the driver was sober and was released at the scene.
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