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Police charge Baltimore woman in pedestrian hit-and-run

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A 54-year-old Baltimore woman was charged with hitting a pedestrian on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park Thursday and driving away, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday..

Robin L. Sears, of the 1600 block of Ceddox Street, hit Michael J. Diegel, 57, of Severn, with her gold 2001 Chevrolet Venture van at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, police said. Diegel, of the 1200 block of Thomson Avenue, is in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma.

Officers found Diegel laying on a northbound lane of Ritchie Highway near Camrose Avenue. Police later located Sears' van, which had sustained damaged consistent with a pedestrian strike, according to authorities.

Sears was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury. Witnesses or those with additional information on the situation are asked to call Anne Arundel County Police.

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