PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) — A construction flagger has been struck in Anne Arundel County.
Officers responded to a crash shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning involving a pedestrian on Pasadena Road near Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Pasadena, Md.READ MORE: Orioles Pitcher Matt Harvey Suspended 60 Games For Drug Distribution
26-year-old Shane Shorter, the driver of the Chevrolet involved in the crash, was eastbound on Pasadena Road where traffic was reduced to one lane due to construction. A construction worker, a 30-year-old woman, was controlled traffic using a rotating stop/slow sign.
The driver did not see the construction worker and struck her near the right edge of the roadway.
The driver remained at the scene. The worker was taken to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Prettyboy Elementary Teacher Melissa Salkeld Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The preliminary cause of the crash appeared to be the driver’s failure to see the construction worker. Police said excessive speed or alcohol use did was not a factor.
11 Pasadena Road between Elm and B&A Blvd Road was closed for a period of time Tuesday for an investigation on the crash.
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