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Police Investigating Smashed Bus Stops

Two of the Annapolis Transit bus shelters along Forest Drive have been demolished, at least one by a hit-and-run driver.

 said they are looking into what happened to two of the city's bus shelters along Forest Drive.

The two shelters, within a few blocks of each other, have been demolished and now lie toppled among twisted metal and broken glass. One of them was the result of a hit-and-run driver, according to one business owner who said his son witnessed the accident.

The shelters are both along the southbound lanes of Forest Drive heading onto the Annapolis Neck Peninsula. The first one is in front of  and the other is in front of the 24/7 Tyler Amoco gas station near the intersection of Tyler Avenue.

Munir Ahmad, owner of the gas station, said his son was working on Feb. 3 at about 4:30 or 5 p.m. when he saw a white pickup truck jump the curb and smash into the bus shelter.

He said the vehicle slammed into some trash containers near the pumps, but did not hit the gas pumps.

"He never got out," Ahmad said. "He backed up his truck then went to drive out of the parking lot."

But he had to pause momentarily for traffic, Ahmad said, which is when his son wrote down the license plate number.

Cpl. Duane Daniels said city police are not sure what happened to both shelters, but that police are investigating both incidents.

Iain Banks, personal transportation and parking specialist for the city Department of Transportation, said in an email the shelter contractor is in the process of removing the damaged shelters as soon as possible.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Julie February 14, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I live near both shelters and have seen the aftermath. I can't believe that any car that hit one of those things could still drive away after the crash. The shelters are decimated!

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