The Towson University community was left to mourn the death of a 20-year-old student, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident as he walked near the campus in Towson, Maryland.
The man was struck early on a Saturday morning as he attempted to cross the street. Police in Baltimore County said the driver — who they believe was driving an older car, silver or white in color — did not stop. Just the same as pedestrians are expected to obey road crossing signals, drivers have a responsibility to be on the lookout for pedestrians. And they should always stop and render aid when striking someone.
The force of the crash propelled the man into a grass embankment, where he hit a tree root, then onto a sidewalk. He died at the scene.
The man’s father called the driver a coward for his failure to stop and help. The father said he had not received the details surrounding his son’s death and did not know why he was walking near campus at the time. But that isn’t important. The young man should have been able to walk safely without worrying about being hit.
The student achieved in the classroom, posting a 3.6 grade-point average, according to his father. The young man had considered pursuing his master’s degree and then perhaps working as a stock trader.
The father said he had not seen his son since Christmas break but was looking forward to an Easter visit from him. The young man wanted to share stories of his recent spring break trip to Mexico.