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Westminster man hit by car, badly injured while crossing road, police say

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Westminster on Monday night, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday morning.

The pedestrian, a 46-year-old man, was hit by a black 2017 Honda Civic in the area of Englar Road and Monroe Street at about 8:10 Monday night, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

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In its initial investigation, the Sheriff’s Office found that a 19-year-old Westminster was driving the Civic north on Englar Road when he hit the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothes and was crossing the road but not in a crosswalk.

The driver stayed at the scene and will not be charged in relation to the accident, Sheriff Jim DeWees said in an interview.

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The pedestrian was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center to treat life-threatening injuries, the release states, and the driver of the Civic was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore to treat non-life-threatening injuries.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating. Anyone with information may contact Cpl Prushinski at mprushinski@carrollcountymd.gov.

Baltimore Sun Media reporter Donovan Conaway contributed to this article.

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