Posted on October 10, 2023
Berlin Police Press Release
129 Decatur Street, Berlin, MD 21811
Date: October 10, 2023
On Friday 10-06-2023 at approximately 8:00 pm, the Berlin Police Department was dispatched to 9420 Worcester Highway (US RT 113 and MD RT 376) Berlin, MD 21811 in reference to a collision between a young male on a skateboard and a motor vehicle.
The investigation revealed that the 16-year-old male (Berlin, MD) was attempting to cross the intersection on the skateboard against the PED Stop Sign. The vehicle driven by a 71-year-old male (Berlin, MD) was traveling southbound on US Rt 113 with a green signal when the skateboarder went into the pathway of the motor vehicle. A witness confirmed the same account as the driver and his occupant. The skateboarder was not wearing a helmet during the incident. The skateboarder was then transported to Atlantic General Hospital and subsequently flown to Shock Trauma, in Baltimore, MD with non-life-threatening injuries. The young teen was treated and released the next morning. The occupants of the vehicle were not injured during the incident. No charges will be filed against the teen.
The Berlin Police Department advises that helmets should be worn during biking and skateboarding, and it is advisable not to cross major highways while on skateboards or other play vehicles.
Submitted by: Chief Arnold Downing
Reviewed by: Sgt Merle L Bragg, Jr.