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Nelson Bert Lehnert of Linthicum, Md., fatally struck in collision with 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Richard Charles Snyder, Sr., of Edgewater, Md.

3:27 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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LINTHICUM, Md. (WUSA) - Pedestrian error may have led to the death of a Linthicum man, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

Officers responded to the report of a single car collision with a pedestrian on Monday just after 6 p.m. on Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. A 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Richard Charles Snyder Sr., 69,  of Edgewater, Md., was traveling north in the far right lane when it struck a pedestrian who apparently stepped off a curb and into the car's path.

Nelson Bert Lehnert, 77, of Linthicum, was taken to a shock trauma center for treatment of injuries initially thought to be survivable. His condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead later Monday night.

Police report that in the area where Lehnert tried to cross the street, there are no crosswalks or pedestrian traffic control devices. The investigation into the incident is continuing. According to police, neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the collision, but they cite pedestrian error as a possibility.

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