According to the Baltimore County, Maryland, news release, police are urging the public to assistance them in locating a driver responsible for a fatal hit and run that happened on September 17th on Ingleside Avenue in the Woodlawn area.
Anthony Banks, 52, who resided at the 1400 block of Dorchester Avenue was walking across Ingleside Avenue when he was suddenly struck by an SUV that had been traveling southbound on Ingleside. When Banks was hit, police authorities are assuming and alleging that the driver of the SUV did not even try to render any assistance and never tried to even contact the police, and then just left the scene. Unfortunately once police arrived, Anthony Banks was brought to St.Agnes Hospital where he later died.
Authorities believe that the vehicle who struck Banks is a 1994-2002, maroon or burgundy Chevy Suburban, or some kind of large SUV. The SUV that is in question should have some sort of damage on the passenger side headlight, fender and hood. The suspect himself is described as a white male, 20-30 years-old, between 6-6’5″, short blond hair, clean shaven, and wore glasses. Witnesses also told police that the man had been wearing a red t-shirt with a white collar and light colored blue jeans, the shirt the man had been wearing did have a design on the front of it, according to eye witnesses.
Hit and runs have severe legal consequences in many states including the suspension or cancellation of the drivers, driver’s license as well as some time in prison. In some states lifetime revocation of the driver’s license is put into affect. When involving a death of someone, stiffer and more severe penalties are given. In some states the person who left the scene can be charges with vehicular homicide. All states except Alaska, Montana, Arizona, and Oregon have vehicular homicide statutes. These laws have the effect of making the vehicle that is part of the accident the deadly weapon, to make it easier for conviction. In the states that have these statutes, defendants can be charges with manslaughter or murder.
If anyone has any information about the person or persons involved in Mr.Banks death, authorities are asking and urging you to call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or you can call the Metro Crime Stoppers and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.00.
SOURCE : Driver in Pedestrian Hit and Run in Precinct 2/Woodlawn Area is Sought Death of Man Still Unsolved