Baltimore Police are reporting that a vehicle struck four pedestrians with one fatality. One of the three juveniles that were hit is in critical condition. (Karl Merton Ferron)
A man driving a pickup truck jumped the curb in a shopping center in Southwest Baltimore on Friday, a crash that resulted in the death of a woman and a child and the injury of two other children, police said.
The woman died at the scene, and a boy was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said. The two other children, both girls, were hospitalized and police said they are excepted to survive.
The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. in the Mount Clare Junction on West Pratt Street.
The truck had smashed into a brick storefront. Police said it was initially unclear whether the woman and the children were in the vehicle at the time of the crash or were struck by the vehicle.
As police worked at the scene in the aftermath of the crash, shoppers huddled together and some cried before the wreckage.