Woman Struck, Hospitalized After White Marsh Parking Lot Fight

Police believe the incident may have begun over a fight for a parking spot.

A woman was hospitalized Friday night after police say she was struck by a vehicle outside the Avenue at White Marsh. 

At about 8:25 p.m. police received a call reporting a fight over a parking spot near Staples at the Honeygo Boulevard shopping center. Within minutes, police received several more calls reporting that an adult female had been struck by a vehicle and that the vehicle had fled the scene, according to Cpl. John Wachter, a Baltimore County police spokesman. 

The woman was taken by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Wachter said. 

No further information on the suspect vehicle or victim was available as of 9:30 p.m. The investigation into the incident and possible connection between the fight and hit-and-run is ongoing, he said. 

Red Dolphin September 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
" because not all of us practice the same religion " therefore its ok to ban prayer ? 80% of american citiziens who are christian ( is that close?) should we have the choice at least ? ( to say "god Bless you" ? or say grace at a public restaurant (you did hear about that didn you ?) God bless you,Jill hope I didnt offend you?
Red Dolphin September 15, 2012 at 08:04 PM
"That's why they call it Franklin SCARE...they will kill your as* if you go there for anything " to quote " RNinbalto " I didnt want to say it, but this has been the word for years
Red Dolphin September 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM
yea DS leave Section 8 with their hands out for govnt welfare out of this, they have traditional family values too, right ? right?
Red Dolphin September 15, 2012 at 08:33 PM
something similar happened in fells point last year , remember ? a feud over a parking spot led a man to strike another man in the head with a piece of concrete,,,,,,,,,, I forget if he died or not I believe he did
Red Dolphin September 15, 2012 at 08:45 PM
quote from the Sun Paper (over a stupid parking space ? an animal has more couth) "Sian James was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for hurling a chunk of concrete that killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer last year during a heated argument over a parking space, The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports."
Trudie September 15, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Jeanne September 15, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I try to do any shopping @ The Avenue the middle of the week and in the morning or after lunch because there are so many nasty people. I have a handicapped permit because of my legs and walking can become a problem, everytime I have been to The Avenue someone is taking up at least one handicapped spot and sitting in the car waiting on someone. This really makes me mad, if you are sitting in the car you can wait at a back lot and the person that you are driving can call you when they are done before they leave the store they are in so you will be in front of the store when they come out. I have had to drive around for an hour on the weekends looking for a parking spot because I can't do the walking. People also park in the handicapped spots without a legal permit or tag, or park in the 30 minutes spot for over an hour. I do alert security about these cars and if a person is in a car I will get out and ask them when they will be pulling out of the spot. If they are nasty to me I point out to them that they are parked in front of a store and everybody is looking for parking and it is very rude of them to sit in a spot. If we can my husband will drop me off, park further away and meet me so we don't have to deal with the rude people. Not everyone there is nasty but it seems like more and more people are.
Jeff Kuhn September 15, 2012 at 08:59 PM
@ Red, I agree, it's not always possible to just walk away...however, the article reads that there were calls about a confrontation before calls about the assault. I'm saying, if you are going to fight, there are consequences. If you walk away/drive away, it's less likely this would have happened. Let me be clear, the hit and run driver needs to be locked up. That doesn't mean the "victim" doesn't also need to be.
Bill Howard September 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Tim is right. Parking further away also avoids dings and bumps.
Honeygo Hal September 15, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Rude behavior is not a conservative or liberal thing. I would agree that most religions provide a path or a set of rules for behavior, but even if God and church are fading as institutions in this country it is not due to one ideology over another. One could argue that the increased divorce rate and reduced emphasis on family is a pretty good cause for poor behavior. Steve frequently expresses his opinion that all of the things he disagrees with and all of the bad in the world is the cause of liberals. There is plenty of blame to go around if you only want to consider political ideology. To borrow a phrase - Ideology doesn't cause it, people cause it. (Down off soapbox)
Tim September 15, 2012 at 11:08 PM
It's how my family refers to the place.
Tim September 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM
i'm not religious. You don't need religion, and the threat of some sort of potential punishment in the afterlife to not act like an inconsiderate jerk. All it takes is an understanding that hey, if i treat this person this way, someone else might do the same to me. Treating others in life as you would want to be treated isn't a religious message. Although being a former Catholic myself, Jesus did say something along the lines of "treat others as you would me". I'm sure someone can modify this comment to be 100% Biblically accurate, though.
Red Dolphin September 16, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Honey go hal you seem to be very fair minded ( very objective) , yes the family has been beaking down over the years regardless of your relgious beliefs , lack of fathers in the house etc etc ( not to say single moms cant do a good job) but thers something about a man in the house most will agree
Red Dolphin September 16, 2012 at 02:04 AM
sorry to hear that goes on jeane, wish I could help ? l
Tim September 16, 2012 at 05:29 AM
It's just a much tougher job on the single parent, for sure. Boys who have single mother's tend to have to grow up faster then they should.
DocChuck September 16, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Bayview ED is rated to handle low level trauma..Franklin has not gotten the rating yet. If her injuries were extensive then a trip to R Adams Cowely Shock Trauma would have been appropriate. An alternative possibility is that if the ER is filled or there are no ICU or for that matter any beds at all. These are called a lets (i.e. red alert or yellow alert)
Angela Channing September 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Parkvillehoney stated: Penny, that is why the insurance companies rate Maryland as having the most auto accidents so we receive the highest auto premiums. Actually, according to industry studies, Maryland ranks #10 in insurance premium rates. Other factors play into insurance rates besides accidents and road rage. #1 state is Michigan. As reporter Des Toups notes: "Insurance on a 2011 model tops out at an average of $2,541 in Michigan, the highest rate in the nation. Its no-fault system provides what amounts to unlimited medical care, and about 19% of drivers were uninsured in the Insurance Research Council's most recent survey. "Driver responsibility fees" can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of keeping a driver's license, too. "
JD1 September 16, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I have even seen people go to LA Fiteness and they illegally park in the handicapped spots with no tag and then go inside and work out. LOSERS!
Rhonda September 16, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Steve I agree 100%! Parents are not teaching morals at home and the word God is shunned in schools and most public places. If people realize they have to answer to God when it's all said and done I truly believe people would be kinder to each other. I am disabled and get very upset to see cars in the handicap spots w/o tags. I wish I could park farther away and walk. People just don't know how lucky they really are. Best wished & God bless to all
Jeanne September 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Thank you Red Dolphin I'm sure we all have our hassles while out shopping. I wish people were more considerate.
HLV September 16, 2012 at 07:10 PM
What's wrong with Franklin Square Hospital?
brandon marchetti September 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM
bet the driver was either a woman or black!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim September 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Driver (both driver and victim) were women. Don't know about ethnicity.
PerryHallParent September 17, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I was widowed suddenly Red and became a single, widowed mother of two, young children with disabilities. While you did mention "not to say single moms can't do a good job", not having a man in the house does not diminish our abilities. It may make it tougher and the days a bit longer, but we can get the job done. In reference to the incident in this story, I avoid The Avenue (and the horrid mall for that matter) anytime after about 6 PM on any day. I have never seen such, rude, inconsiderate people, foul language to name just a few things I've seen. I try to grab an early dinner and never, EVER even consider going to the movies there anymore. My family values health and parking rather far away is preferable. Enjoying a nice walk with the family to our destination is part of the fun. I am eligible for a handicapped permit but turned it down. I don't need it that badly. I try to enjoy the extra walk and let someone who really needs the spot (like my father did when diminished from cancer and surgery) way more than me. People just need to learn to be more kind to each other and stop being so hasty to fight and say nasty things.
Parkvillehoney September 17, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Tim, you were right. WBAL 1090 AM reported Brandy Ames of Edgewood is being held on 1 million bail. She is black.
Emily Kimball (Editor) September 17, 2012 at 08:07 PM
A suspect has been arrested, here is the Patch update: Driver Accused of 'Crushing' Woman Over White Marsh Parking Spot - http://patch.com/A-xPW0 - http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/driver-accused-of-crushing-woman-over-white-marsh-parking-spot
Needaname September 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Needaname September 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM
I have a Handicap parking hang-tag. During Christmas shopping season I parked in a 'regular' parking space was yelled at by another shopper to '...park that car in the handicap space and stop wasting parking space !'. NOW that is a switcheroo ! Thank Goodness I rarely need the Handicap hang tag.
Tim September 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Yeah. Usually it's people either using the handicap parking spots without a tag, or simply someone using someone else's handicap tag for themselves.
DougW December 06, 2012 at 11:50 AM
It is routine that various emergency rooms go on yellow alert, which causes medics to skip that hospital. Typically, it happens because there are no staffed beds in the ER, or there are no available beds on the floor. It happens daily, and current status can be seen at http://www.miemss.org/chats3/Default.aspx?hdRegion=3 The "franklin scare" is a thing of the past. I worked there for a very short time as a contractor right after they moved in to the tower, and I have been treated and admitted through the ER less than a year ago. They do very well there.


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