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UPDATE: 4 Pedestrians Struck By Car at Quarterfield Road, Route 100

Police say two of the victims were discharged from the hospital and two others are in stable condition as of Friday.

UPDATE (Friday, 2:30 p.m.)—Three of the four people struck by a vehicle at Quarterfield Road and Route 100 have been released from the hospital, while one remains stable condition, Anne Arundel County police said Friday. 

Police said an initial investigation into the incident Thursday night revealed that four people may have been trying to cross Quarterfield Road without the help of a crosswalk or traffic light. They were struck by a Saturn Vue that was attempting to make a left from Quarterfield Road onto the ramp to Route 100 east. 

Police said pedestrian error was a "possible contributing factor" in the crash.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to the scene at 5:31 p.m. Thursday. The victims included two 16-year-old boys, a 20-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, police and fire officials said.

Police said the 16-year-old boys have been discharged, along with the woman. 

The 20-year-old man remains hospitalized at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. 

Anne Arundel County police confirmed that the driver of the car remained on the scene for first responders.

terri January 12, 2013 at 11:50 PM
the driver was a 47 year old is that too old to drive
Elizabeth Ann January 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM
wish you brother a speedy recovery....just out of curiosity were they in a crosswalk when this happened? And to be honest, it works both ways, if you are a driver or a walker (REGARDLESS OF AGE) everyone needs to watch out....
Pamthemoderate January 16, 2013 at 07:11 AM
I drive this road everyday to commute and there are constantly people, not just teens but moms with small children, walking along with rush hour traffic who just wander out into the right hand lane where there is absolutely no shoulder. The law may say pedestrians have the right of way, but common sense and physics says just wandering out into an active lane of traffic in a dark rush hour to be hit by a car weighing a few 1,000 lbs says right or not, you're going to get hurt and you're an idiot.
DHayes January 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM
My daughter was the female. She has broken ribs and punctured lung. To blame anyone is stupid. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Thankful she is alive to pursue her destiny! Praying for the driver as well---it has to be hurting that person emotionally! Can't imagine!
DHayes January 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Even though things are a little muddy memory-wise, my daughter indicated that they were walking along the side of the road and didn't know a car was trying to turn until they got hit by it. If it was dark there would be visible headlights if the driver were turning. Any number of things is possible. .. dusk? That would explain no visible headlights. Driver distracted? Victims distracted? I don't know. The investigation is ongoing.

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