Unidentified pedestrian dies after he is hit by car

An unidentified man died yesterday evening at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was struck by a car while crossing Russell Street near Camden Industrial Park in South Baltimore, city police said.


The man was crossing the 1600 block of Russell St. against the traffic signal about 6:30 p.m. near Bush Street. He climbed over a concrete barrier at a road construction site when he was struck by a southbound Chevrolet, said Sgt. Kevin Chubb of the city police accident investigation unit.

Chubb said the man suffered multiple injuries and was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to Shock Trauma, where he died a short time later.


Chubb said the driver of the car was uninjured and remained at the scene. Traffic was detoured from the accident site for about two hours, Chubb said.

Richard Irwin

Anne Arundel: Fort Meade

Drowning of child, 5, under investigation

Fort Meade officials are investigating the death of a 5-year-old child who drowned in a bathtub on the Army base.

The child, who lived on the installation in western Anne Arundel County, drowned Sunday in a home.

Jennifer Downing, a spokeswoman at Fort Meade, said that circumstances of the child's death were unavailable yesterday. The military was also withholding the child's identity pending the notification of family.

Emergency medical workers went to the home on a 911 call. The child was taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital's pediatric center and pronounced dead at 2:12 p.m., Downing said.


Andrea F. Siegel

Baltimore: Northwest

Recreation center closed until Monday

Liberty Recreation Center will be closed until Monday because of construction, Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks officials announced yesterday. During the construction at the center, at 3901 Maine Ave., after-school activities will be moved to the C.C. Jackson Recreation Center, 4910 Park Heights Ave. Transportation between Liberty and C.C. Jackson will be provided.


Nonprofit offers job-search help


Maryland New Directions, a nonprofit career counseling and job placement agency, offers free assistance. Orientations are offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 611 Park Ave. in Mount Vernon. An appointment is required. Information: 410-230-0630.