BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One person is dead and two others have been taken to the hospital after a crash involving a trash truck, an SUV, and a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon.
The Baltimore City Fire Department and EMS crews were called to the 2600 block of Edmondson Ave., just before 2:15 p.m.
One woman said she saw an elderly woman crossing the street.
“I was screaming and hollering, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, somebody call.’ I ran out here,” she said.
Police say the SUV struck the woman, throwing her into an oncoming trash truck.
“That SUV that’s parked around there, it was driving so fast, it just hit her. That car hit her, the truck was coming cross the street and he hit her. She just landed right there,” the witness said.
The intersection isn’t only busy for vehicles, but for pedestrians as well. One witness said right before the victim was struck, she walked through a nearby park.
Police say the pedestrian was killed, and at least two others were taken to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Officials have not identified the victim, but one woman said the victim appeared to be an elderly woman.
“It was awful. I’ve never, never, never seen anything like that in my entire life,” she said.
Police have not released any details on a cause or any possible charges.
A hazmat crew was also called to the scene as a precaution to deal with diesel fuel that was leaking from the trash truck. The spill has been contained, and authorities say it does not pose any threat to the public.