Police say carjacking suspect hit by the very car he tried to rob; driver called for help
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – The suspect who apparently attempted to carjack a driver was ultimately struck by the car he tried to steal in a chaotic incident that happened in downtown Baltimore Monday evening, according to police.
Around 6 p.m. officers responded to the scene of an accident on Clay St. by Park Ave. where a 41-year-old male pedestrian had been struck and was listed in serious condition. The events leading up to the incident, however, involve a number of twists.
The driver who reportedly hit the pedestrian stayed at the scene in his vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. According to detectives, prior to the accident, the driver was parked in his Hyundai on the block when a man he didn’t know got into the passenger side and announced a robbery.
The driver tried to flee, but two other suspects attempted to get into the Hyundai through the driver’s side door. Those two suspects were able to assault the driver, take his cellphone and cash, and run away. Once those two suspects fled, police say the person on the passenger side then jumped out of the Hyundai as the driver tried to flee.
However, the Hyundai driver was forced to stop at Clay St. and Howard St. as a Light Rail train blocked his path. Detectives say “at some point” when the driver tried to escape, he struck the suspect who had initially announced the robbery.
Once the Hyundai driver realized he had hit the suspect who got out of his car, he stopped and called police. The suspect was taken to Shock Trauma and is expected to survive. Police assert that he’ll be charged once he’s discharged.
Investigators are still working to identify and locate the other two suspects who were able to get away. Both are described as being black men who appear to be in their forties.
Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2241 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.