Man flown to Shock Trauma after being struck by vehicle on Liberty Road

A Baltimore man was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries early Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle.

Maryland State Police troopers responded to Liberty Road and Oakland Mills Road for the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle Monday just after 4:30 a.m., according to a news release from MSP.


Preliminary investigation shows that a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado truck was being driven eastbound on Liberty Road at Oakland Mills Road when it struck Bernard D. Dillard, 51, according to the release.

Dillard was pushing a shopping cart across Liberty Road at the time of the collision, according to the release.

The driver of the Silverado contacted state police to report the collision and remained at the scene for emergency responders, according to the release.

Dillard was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The driver of the Silverado was not injured, according to the release.

One lane was closed temporarily while troopers investigated the collision, but it has since reopened, according to the release.

This is the third incident of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle since Friday.

Friday evening a vehicle hit a woman at Md. 140 and Center Street, which shut the road down for several hours. The woman was taken to Carroll Hospital, where she died of her injuries on Oct. 27.

In a separate incident, a woman was killed Friday after she was driving eastbound in a white Volvo at about 6:45 p.m. on I-70 when she crashed for unknown reasons into the guard wires in the median. The woman was fatally struck as she attempted to cross Interstate-70 near the Howard County and Carroll County line in Mount Airy.