A 9-year old girl was listed in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle in Edgewood on Sunday afternoon, police and fire officials said.
The girl was later identified by the Maryland State Police as Summer Gregory.
First responders from the Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company were called to the intersection of Route 40 and Tree Top Drive around 1:30 p.m. for a report of an accident, Andy Doyle, public information officer the fire company, said.
The girl was transported to the pediatric center at Johns Hopkins Hospital via Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter, Doyle said.
The victim and another girl were trying to cross Route 40 when the accident occurred, according to Sgt. Comer of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack.
He said the girls were not watching traffic as they were trying to cross and "walked right out in front of it."
Comer said the girl's injuries are serious, but not life threatening and she is in serious condition at the hospital. No one else was injured in the accident, he said.
Traffic on Route 40 was blocked for about 30 minutes near the accident scene, Comer said. The road has since reopened, he said.
Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack Commander Lt. Matthew Kail said the driver of the vehicle has been identified as Anthony Casey, 22, of Edgewood. On Tuesday afternoon, Kail said he does not know if charges will be brought against the driver.
The condition of the victim was not available through the media relations department at Johns Hopkins hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
An investigation is continuing.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun