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Month Later, No Arrest in Perry Hall Hit-and-Run

Beverly Moore, 68, was killed while attempting to cross Seven Courts Drive on Jan. 22.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 6 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Friends and family members are still struggling after 68-year-old Beverly Moore was in the middle of a busy Perry Hall roadway.

Within yards of her Bourbon Court town home and holding groceries from a shopping trip at , Moore attempted to cross Seven Courts Drive shortly after 7 p.m. on Jan. 22. A vehicle stopped to allow her to cross, but a Ford 500 sedan swerved around the vehicle, , before leaving the scene.

Police located the in Harford County on Feb. 1, but have not yet charged anyone in the case, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher told Patch on Tuesday.

The investigation has been turned over to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, Rogers-Feher said.

One of Moore's neighbors said an arrest in the case would bring some consolation to the grieving neighborhood.

"We still feel the sadness. It's just so hard for us to understand how this happened," said Cindy Hill, who knew Moore for more than 20 years.

"She had already been through so much before this," Hill said, adding that Moore's husband, Jerry, had died just two years earlier.

Across from Weis and along Seven Courts, small bouquets of silk flowers rest in front a longstanding sign that asks anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact police.

A was held in that same area one week after the incident.

"It's still so hard to make sense of it all," Hill added.

Have driving conditions along Seven Courts improved at all since the incident? Tell us in the comments.

Helen geppi February 22, 2012 at 02:08 PM
As to driving conditions on Seven Courts Drive, they have not improved! I travel this road at least once a day and can say the "20/30" age group are always in a hurry, passing on the right at around 50 mph especially during rush hours. Then, just be on Seven Courts when the high school lets out. It's like the Indianapolis 500 Raceway.
Tim February 22, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Of course they haven't improved. That would imply people would start caring for one another instead of themselves, and driving accordingly. Hundreds of children walk on the sidewalks of Seven Courts road every day. This will only be more consistent - and in greater numbers - as the weather warms. If you are reading this, and you speed on Seven Courts - stop. The police can't be everywhere. Police yourself. Don't go over 35. Get to your destination 30 seconds slower, and feel better that you didn't put anyone at risk. It's not that hard. Really.
Deb February 22, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Agree with both Tim and Helen. I travel Seven Courts every day,and when one does the speed limit, people get impatient. As far as the "no arrest in the hit and run", how discouraging is this. As I always say, "someone knows something".
Immanuel Baptist Church February 22, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I was driving up Joppa Road Saturday night in the right hand lane, when the driver in the left lane stopped. It was dark and I didn't know why he was stopping, but luckily I stopped too. He was letting some kids cross the street from the median strip (by the way they were acting, I think they might have actually been trying to run out into the street, which is probably why he stopped). I can easily see how this accident happened and if the person who hit Beverly Moore had stopped afterward, they would be in a LOT less trouble than they are now. They might have even been found not guilty. Even though you are trying to do a "nice" thing, it really is a bad idea to wave people across the road.
Jeanne February 22, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Driving conditions have not improved along Seven Courts. We have been asking the county to do something about safety issues on this road and especially by the school and senior center since 2000, they never do anything. I have had people tailgate me when I am doing the speed limit, 30 mph, even though I am in the right lane. Something needs to be done, the suggestion of speed humps is a great idea. Do it before another person gets killed.
Jeanne February 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Maybe if all the street lights would be turned on/working the road wouldn't be so dark. Have called BG&E about this several times.
Tim February 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Screw them then. Go slower. I love ticking off aggressive drivers. If their life is so sad that they get angry over someone going the speed limit, then all I'd say is I'm glad I'm not living their life.
Jean February 22, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I have been extra cautious on Seven Courts as well as Belair Rd going into Kingsville since both fatal accidents.
DougW February 23, 2012 at 03:25 AM
It's too bad that the high school lets out at about the same time as the police shift change. They could solve the budget problems with tickets for speeding, tailgating and running stop signs around Seven Courts.
Deb February 23, 2012 at 03:18 PM
yesterday, approx. 4:30 p.m., two young men ran red light at Joppa and Seven Courts. First vehicle on Joppa in turning lane was just starting his turn. One of the men turned around and laughed because the individual making the turn had to slam on their brakes. Unbelievable.
Jeanne February 24, 2012 at 11:21 PM
People need to stop blaming teenagers for everything. I have had more issues with 30's and older drivers then teenagers. Your driving skill is based on how you drive and choices you make not your age. I rather drive on a road with most teenagers then adults driving.
Bill Howard February 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The road is wide and people think it's a 45 mph run. People simply need to reads the signs and slow down. I am like Tim in that I will do 30 mph and take all the horns and fecal matter they want to cry about. No one has a right to tailgait a person, especially at the speed limit. However, I am a 280 pound man. A 111 pound lady may not be in the same position. I wish we had something that would catch aggressive drivers. I wish I could send a ticket to the state everytime I get tailgated. I I could, we might not be talking about tax increases this year.
Bill Howard February 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM
If they have the car, why not a suspect? No prints? No clues?
chels March 08, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Thank you Jeanne for your comment on not blaming teenagers. This is definitely not an age issue, it's a everyone needs to slow down - this is a wake up call- issue ...for everyone. It could mean saving a life. As far as why they haven't found a suspect yet. I am sure they know more details than they have released but want a solid case before they make an arrest. Moral of this story. Slow down. It could save a life.

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