Fatigue Caused Sunday Pulaski Highway Crash, Police Say
Days later, no charges had been filed against the driver.
Police say driver fatigue caused a crash over the weekend that injured and hospitalized a bicyclist.
At around 10:42 a.m. on Oct. 14, a 20-year-old Dundalk woman was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus westbound on Pulaski Highway, near the intersection with Jones Road. Her vehicle drifted from the left lane onto the north shoulder, where it struck a curb and continued with the right wheels on the grass and the left wheels on the roadway, according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher.
The vehicle then struck a 20-year-old man from Abingdon who was on the shoulder fixing a flat tire on his bicycle. After striking him, the vehicle skidded to a stop. The man was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma, Rogers-Feher said.
No further information was available on the bicyclist's condition.
Rogers-Feher said the driver was not intoxicated, but was fatigued, which contributed to the crash.
As of Thursday, no charges against the driver had been filed.