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Pedestrian standing in road struck, airlifted in New Windsor, police say

An 80-year-old Union Bridge woman standing outside her vehicle was struck by a car on Md. 31 in New Windsor and airlifted with life-threatening injuries Sunday night, police say.

A silver 2000 Toyota Echo driven by a 55-year-old Hampstead woman was eastbound on Md. 31 when it hit a pedestrian standing in the eastbound lane, just east of Wakefield Valley Road, at about 6:04 p.m., according to a Monday news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The pedestrian’s 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was parked on the westbound shoulder with its headlights on and engine running, the release states. Police do not know why the woman left her vehicle and the cause of the crash is unknown, the release reads.

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Maryland State Police flew the victim to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, while the occupants of the Toyota refused medical care, according to the release. The driver of the Toyota was accompanied in the vehicle by a 57-year-old Hampstead man, the release states. There were no signs of impairment and no citations were issued on scene, the release reads.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit responded and is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Master Deputy Piper at 410-386-5900 or gpiper@carrollcountymd.gov.

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