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Pedestrian airlifted after being hit by vehicle in Joppatowne Tuesday

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Joppa Farm Road in Joppatowne on New Year's Eve and was airlifted to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with "serious injuries," according to fire company officials.

First responders were alerted at 5:55 p.m. to the accident, which took place south of the intersection with Trimble Road, Andy Doyle of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company said via text message.

The accident occurred near the Joppatowne Plaza Shopping Center.

Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company firefighters and paramedics and Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded.

Loc My Truong, 72, of New York, was walking along Joppa Farm Road when she was struck by a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by Walter Grozs, 75, of Joppa, according to a statement from Edward Hopkins, public information officer for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Grozs was driving south on Joppa Farm Road and was beginning to accelerate as he got on the road, according to Hopkins' statement.

The southbound lanes of Joppa Farm Road were shut down after the accident. A Maryland State Police medevac helicopter was directed to land in the parking lot of the Joppatowne Flea Market, according to the JMVFC Facebook page. The flea market building is part of the shopping center.

Truong was listed as being in "serious but stable" condition, Tuesday night, Hopkins reported.

Accident investigators attributed the cause of the crash to "pedestrian error," according to Hopkins. The victim was wearing dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk.

No charges were filed against Grozs, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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