Towson Woman Taken To Hospital After Being Struck By Vehicle
TOWSON - A Towson woman was taken to the hospital on Friday after being struck by a car during rush hour, according to police.
Police say they received a call at 5:28 p.m. on Friday about a vehicle hitting a pedestrian at Dulaney Valley Road and Olympic place.
An ambulance rushed the victim to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and police are yet to identify a suspect.
According to Zero Deaths Maryland, a statewide initiative to decrease the number of road fatalities, 82 pedestrians have died this year from car accidents.
The area surrounding Towson’s traffic circle is notoriously dangerous for pedestrians. According to The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, two-lane roundabouts can confuse those unfamiliar with them.
“studies have found smaller benefits when intersections with stop signs or traffic signals are converted to two-lane roundabouts than when they are converted to single-lane roundabouts,” they said. “One 2012 study found that crashes actually increase after such conversions.”
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