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Pregnant Woman Struck by Vehicle on Chapelgate

The woman, about 20, is 40 weeks pregnant and has been rushed to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.

Updated - (Thursday, 4:05 p.m.) - A pregnant woman was hospitalized after being struck by a pickup truck in the Chapelgate section of Odenton on Wednesday evening, fire and police officials said.

Lt. Cliff Kooser of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said the incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. at the 600 block of Chapelgate Drive.

The injured woman is approximately 20 years old and is 40 weeks pregnant, Kooser said. She suffered injuries that were serious, but not life threatening. 

Anne Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said the woman was struck by a Dodge Dakota truck.

Mulcahy said that a preliminary investigation indicated the woman was walking on the shoulder with traffic and was wearing dark clothing. However, he said the truck appeared to sway over the white line and struck the woman, who sustained injuries to her lower body. 

Information about the condition of the unborn baby was not immediately available. 

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Lisa O November 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM
I agree with Calique. Although my heart goes out to this woman and her baby, the fact is that it is not at all unusual to see pedestrians walking in or very close to the street. There are sidewalks for this reason. There are simply not enough street lights to see and are too many cars parked on the shoulder to avoid such a situation if the individual chooses to not use the sidewalk. I live in Chapelgate and have almost hit pedestrians walking in the street many times, by no fault of my own.
Shanna November 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM
The truck swayed over the whtie line? What? That's not true, My friend said he swayed trying to avoid hitting her but he still hit her on the side of the truck. He said he doesn't know about the pregnant woman, but there were 2 other men and another woman with her and all were intoxicated. He said one man left before the police and ambo got there. The other man stayed with her and rubber her belly until help came. He said they were walking in the road down chapelgate hill and attempted to cross at the speed hump. He said when he first turned the corner the truck was approaching them and he himself didn't see them at first but then he caught movement. And the white lines.......to my memory which may not be correct.....don't start until after the speed hump. they have that little island thing right there before the speed hump that MAKES you have to go all the way over to the side of the road when you are coming down the hill into Chapelgate. Seems like they just want to pin it to the driver.
Concerned Chapelgate Citizen December 03, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Wanda, I also reside on Chapelgate and I am amazed at the speeds acheived on this road by drivers. I am equally amazed at the daring moves made by pedestrians and kids. I have seen the aftermath of numerous parked cars and trailers being hit and my wife even witnessed a motorcycle driver lay his bike down in front of our house a week ago. Wanda, is it possible to inform all of the residents along Chapelgate of the meeting and for others to participate? Eyewitness accounts from neighbors and news articles like this one demand at least another look and possible study from the traffic control office. When available maybe a few speed enforcement days may make this a safer street. Concerned Citizen
Wanda Morel Holbrook December 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Concerned Chapelgate Citizen. The Community Meeting with AA County Traffic office is scheduled for February 11th at 7:00. It is currently scheduled to be at my residence, however the response I am getting is to much so we are trying to get the community meeting room at the Western District Police station on telegraph road. I will update this comment as soon as I have the location pinned down. I have also been in touch with Representative Leopold's office and they are also working the issue for all of Chapelgate Drive. I will keep you informed as soon as I know more.
Calique December 03, 2012 at 02:44 PM
As a former Chaplegate resident (the neighborhood, not the street) I wish you all the best in getting what you need to make it better.

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