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Driver Arrested After Striking 6-Year-Old Pedestrian in Ocean City Crosswalk

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Jasmine Denise Shuman (Photo: Ocean City Police Department) Jasmine Denise Shuman (Photo: Ocean City Police Department)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Authorities say an 18-year-old Salisbury woman is facing charges after she struck a 6-year-old girl with her vehicle in a crosswalk in Ocean City over the weekend.

Ocean City police said officers responded to the area of 19th Street and Baltimore Avenue at approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday, in reference to a child being hit by a vehicle.

According to police, a 6-year-old girl and her mother were crossing Baltimore Avenue from east to west in the crosswalk at 19th Street, when the child was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Baltimore Avenue.  Police said the child was treated at the scene by EMS and later flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University Of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for further treatment.

Police said the vehicle, which initially stopped after the collision, left the scene but was later located and stopped by an OCPD foot officer as it was about to head west over the Route 50 Bridge at North Division Street.  The driver of the suspect vehicle was identified as Jasmine Denise Shuman, 18, of Salisbury. According to police, the investigation determined that Shuman was the operator of the vehicle that struck the 6-year-old pedestrian and left the scene.

Shuman was arrested and faces multiple charges. Police said she was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

According to police, the child continues to be treated for injuries related to the crash and is in stable condition.

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