A 65-year-old Man Was Struck and Killed by a Vehicle in Rosedale
This Thanksgiving, a family is grieving over the death of a 65-year-old man who was hit and killed by a car earlier this month while commuting to work in Rosedale.
His relatives are now requesting that adjustments be made in order to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. Fabricio Cubias Mejia worked at a nearby mall in Maryland as a groundskeeper. On November 15, he was struck by a car and killed.
Mejia was crossing the street between the intersection of Shakerwood Road and Rossville Boulevard that day in an attempt to catch another bus because she had missed the 6 a.m. one.
A 65-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle while trying to catch a bus to work in Rosedale:
A 65-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle while trying to catch a bus to work in Rosedale. Now, his family wants to see pedestrian safety measures increased at the intersection where he died. Watch WJZ at 11 p.m. to learn about their plight. https://t.co/JrFFYvpwGh pic.twitter.com/19cc94Zaja
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) November 23, 2023
Brenda Tirado, his granddaughter, remarked, “There is no actual pedestrian walkway in that intersection so you have to time it.” “There’s no speed signs, not a lot around there.”
Mejia was struck and murdered by a Mercedes sedan driver as he attempted to cross the street, according to Tirado.
“Right now, we’re still in a state of shock,” she stated. “We weren’t expecting this. Of course, no one is expecting this. So, we’re bonding together trying to keep strong together.”
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Although streetlamps illuminate the Rosedale crossing, Tirado expressed her desire to see more safety features installed, such as speed restriction signs and pedestrian paths.
“It’s hard, but at this point, it’s something that happened, and we just want to raise awareness,” she stated. Tirado claimed she has contacted MDOT and Baltimore County officials to ask for more lighting and paths for pedestrians, but she hasn’t received a response.
The State Highway Administration has not yet responded to WJZ’s request for information regarding its plans to construct a walkway close to that crossroads in the future.