Traffic Fatality involving Pedestrian
[March 18, 2012, Bel Air, MD] — Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 1600 block of Bel Air South Parkway at approximately 6:30pm on Friday, March 16, 2012 for a report of a pedestrian that had just been struck by a vehicle. Joshua L. Aversano, age 21, of the 3100 block of White Hall Road in White Hall MD had been struck by a 2003 Kia Sedona van driven by Kimberly A Enders of the 500 block of Sellrus Court in Fallston, MD.
Harford County Sheriff's Office traffic deputies were able to determine that the driver of the van, Ms. Enders, was traveling west in the right turn lane on Bel Air South Pkwy towards Rt. 24 when the pedestrian, who was not in a designated cross walk, ran across the east and west bound lanes of travel. The pedestrian, Mr. Aversano, was struck by the van while in the right turn lane. The impact propelled him to the sidewalk. He was transported by Maryland State Police Trooper 1 to University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with life threatening injuries. He passed away late afternoon on Saturday, March 17, 2012 due to the injuries sustained in the accident that occurred on Friday evening.
The cause of the accident was determined to be pedestrian error. There are no charges pending against the driver of the van.