Officers and Ocean City EMS personnel arrived at the scene and determined that a 25-year-old pedestrian, whose name is not being released, was walking with the pedestrian signal on Philadelphia Avenue at 28th Street from east to west when she was struck by a vehicle turning onto northbound Philadelphia Avenue from Robin Drive. The investigation determined the driver at the intersection failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian and struck her while she was in the crosswalk.
The pedestrian was transported to PRMC by OCEMS with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, identified as Tess Ann Marianetti, 21, of Bel Air, MD, was cited for failing to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Ocean City Police urge citizens to use extra caution while crossing streets, as well as advise drivers to be alert of pedestrians on the road.
For individuals who are traveling on foot, on a bicycle, moped or scooter, here are some important safety tips to remember:
Vehicle operators should to be extremely vigilant while driving, keeping consistently aware of pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds and scooters.
The Ocean City Police Department reminds visitors to
Walk Smart: Drive with Care, Walk with Caution.
Ocean City Police Department