By Rachel Menitoff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating a crash in east Baltimore that left four people injured on Thursday, including two children.

Two adults and a 10-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injures, according to police.

The crash happened in the 2800 block of East Monument Street. It involved a car and a dirt bike, but police did not elaborate.

Shelby Arnold, a 42-year resident of East Monument Street, said she’s called the Department of Transportation at least 10 times over the last several years.

“Everybody come through [the intersection], they go through the stop sign, they don’t pay any mind like they’re going up Monument on the expressway,” Arnold said. “So, somebody got to step up and do something, and do something before somebody really get hurt.”

Arnold said she ran toward the victims of the crash.

“I ran to him, and I called for him, and eventually he started crying, so eventually I knew he was okay,” Arnold said.

Len Porter, a local resident, said he’s also suggested to the city implementing safety measures at the intersection, but hasn’t seen any results.

“Either a four-way stop or a traffic signal will be the only thing that’s going to remedy the problem,” Porter said. “Something has got to be done about this intersection before someone dies.”

About a half-hour after the crash on Monument Street, police say responded to a pedestrian-involved crash about a mile away along East Federal Street involving an 8-year-old girl. Her injuries are also believed to be non-life threatening.

Police haven’t said anything more on the circumstances of either crash.

 

Rachel Menitoff

Comments (6)
  1. f-GUY says:

    “Everybody come through [the intersection], they go through the stop sign, they don’t pay any mind like they’re going up Monument on the expressway,” …“Either a four-way stop or a traffic signal will be the only thing that’s going to remedy the problem,”

    If people run lights and signs, they will not help! Dirt bikes are illegal in the streets to start with, so you are not dealing w/ law abiding people- they pay no attention to signs & laws. Arresting the parents of these dirt bike rats is a start. Personally I would favor open season where we can shoot them off the bikes no limits.

    1. Joe G says:

      I love how Ms.Arnold thinks the solution is to put up traffic signals/ stop signs. How about stopping the criminal activity?

      1. King Julian says:

        I like her wonderful command of the English language

  2. Joe G says:

    The driver of the car and their insurance company should sue the City of Baltimore. The leaders of this City do NOTHING about these illegal, stolen dirt bikes and their criminal activities. In fact, they even have directed the Police to shut down part of Reisterstown rd on past occasions so these hoodlums can ride freely and do their tricks in the road. Remember the great idea of Dixon to build a dirt bike park in the City? ( like any of them would come to ride there on their stolen bikes) Remember how City leaders condemned Police for chasing them( can’t do that they might injure these innocent kids who are just having fun and expressing themselves). Remember how the City did nothing, and still does not do anything, when one of these criminals injures an innocent , law abiding citizen? Time to shut this down before anyone else’s life is endangered by these miscreants. Most are underage, so go after the parents. The ones who are over 17, I’d be willing to bet, are already know the the Police.

  3. Tyree says:

    Lets start with charging the adults with child endangerment who think it’s okay to ride little kids on illegal dirt bikes. Everyone knows these dirt bikes have been a problem for years, they use them to transport drugs, guns and do drive-by shootings. The only way to end this problem is through enforcement of the laws and start holding these dysfunctional(s) accountable, but under this mayor it will never happen. I spoke with a cop last summer who told me we don’t hear about the numerous crashes involving these dirt bikes, many of which are fatal. He also said there have been many instances where these guys get hit by cars and then they beat the hell out of the driver of the car, but you never hear abut that.

    1. King Julian says:

      not a chance of enforcement with the leaders that are in baltimore government right now, they would rather promote the right to do illegal activities such as the dirt bikes

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