From reporting today.
An accident Monday on northbound Ritchie Highway resulted in a bicyclist being flown to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries, according to Anne Arundel County police.
At 2:29 p.m. Monday police said Hahn was traveling south on Ritchie Highway, just past Jones Station Road, when she attempted to turn left across the northbound lanes of Ritchie Highway and into a nearby shopping center. As the bicyclist waited to cross traffic from a dedicated turn lane, the northbound Ritchie Highway traffic in left lane and center lane stopped to permit her to cross, according to a release.As the bicyclist crossed over the right lane she was struck by a car.
Police said there is no evidence to suggest drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the crash. Officials also said there is no evidence the driver of the Hyundai was "speeding or traveling in a negligent manner prior to this collision."
The accident remains under investigation.
Depite the lack of drugs or speeding, there was negligence and illegal behavior
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked crosswalk at any intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.