DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash that left a 64-year-old woman dead Wednesday after trying to cross the street.

Officers responded to Lynch Rd. and Barry Rd. just after 6:15 p.m. for a reported crash involving a pedestrian.

The following investigation showed that a white 2008 Nissan Versa was traveling on Lynch Rd. when the woman, identified as Georgia Mae Elizabeth Pleasant crossed the street.

When Pleasant reached the westbound lane, police said she was hit by the front of the Nissan.

The driver of the car stayed at the crash scene.

Pleasant was taken to a local hospital in serious, life-threatening condition and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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  1. Trevor Frith says:

    We must all care about these types of crashes but we must also ask, what if there was a way drivers could start the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stop 30 – 40 feet shorter even at school yard speeds. Perhaps in an even shorter distance than the best driverless cars. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to mentally maintain especially for older drivers (over 40!), dangerously inefficient (poor stopping distance) and even more dangerous (right foot pedal errors), right foot braking method on automatic transmission and electric cars. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058 and 812 431(spaces required). NHTSA insists on calling it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the driver rather than their beloved right foot braking method. Score to date 150,000 dead (19 every day), millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men both in and out of government are apparently willing to pay to maintain their systemic belief in the “Killer” right foot braking method on automatic cars even though they have zero scientific justification. As one transportation “expert” said “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about who has the safer braking method but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods! Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

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