Pedestrian Charged with Illegally Crossing Roadway after Being Struck and Fleeing the Scene
On May 12, 2013 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Ocean City Police responded to the area of 49th Street and Coastal Highway in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Officers arrived at the scene and met with the driver of the vehicle, whose name not being released. The driver and several witnesses told police that an unidentified male attempted to cross the highway from west to east at 49th Street when he was struck by the vehicle travelling southbound. The pedestrian, who was crossing against the traffic signal, rolled on to the vehicle’s windshield causing damage to the vehicle and then immediately fled from the scene.
Police were unable to locate the pedestrian in the area of the collision at the time of the incident. Later that morning, Ocean City Police and EMS responded to the Quality Inn Hotel located at 54th Street for a report of an injured male who was bleeding. Once at the scene, police determined the injured male was the pedestrian who had been struck while crossing the highway at 49th Street. The injured male was identified as Samuel Louis Cribbs, 24, of Murrysville, PA. Police noted Cribbs appeared to be intoxicated. Cribbs was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Based on all of the information provided by the driver and witnesses, police have charged Cribbs with:
Pedestrian Unsafely Crossing Roadway (21-502b)
During the investigation, police determined the driver was sober and was released at the scene.
Ocean City Police Dept.