A 48-year-old pedestrian hit by a van Friday night in
Around 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the accident on 8th Avenue near Penrod Court. The victim, John Victor Bandtholtz, did not yield as he crossed the street and was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Astro driven by David Edward Gooden, 54 of Glen Burnie, police said.
Bandtholtz, who has no fixed address, was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life threatening injuries, police said.
Police said Gooden swerved to avoid hitting Bandtholtz. Bandtholtz had been drinking alcohol, and it may contributed to the crash, police said.
Gooden and his passenger were not injured, police said.