Aberdeen man hit by car last month dies from injuries

An Aberdeen man who was hit by a car while crossing Route 40 last month has died from his injuries, an Aberdeen police spokesman said.

Aberdeen police were advised by the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday that 52-year-old Hank W. Smith had died, police department spokesman Col. Will Reiber said.

Mr. Smith, who lived in the 100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard, suffered a head and leg injury after being hit while trying to cross Route 40 near the intersection of James Avenue about 10:30 p.m. on April 27.

He was hit by a 2001 Honda driven by Matthew Coffee, of the 400 block of Devonshire Court in Aberdeen, who was traveling west on Route 40 (South Philadelphia Boulevard).

Following the accident, Mr. Smith was taken to shock trauma in Baltimore in critical condition.

Reiber said the investigation is ongoing. He did not know of any pending charges or other developments in the case.

Mr. Smith is the third pedestrian killed in Harford County this year, the second in Aberdeen. A 22-year-old man died at shock trauma the day after he was hit by a car while crossing Route 22 on March 24.

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