Drinking To Blame For Latest Pedestrian Accident

OCEAN CITY — A New York woman attempting to cross Baltimore Ave. last Saturday evening was struck by an SUV driven by a Pennsylvania man in a pedestrian-vehicle collision that allegedly involved intoxication.

Pedestrian-vehicle collisions in Ocean City come in all varieties including incidents when the driver has been drinking and the pedestrian has not, or when the pedestrian is intoxicated and the driver is not. In the incident last Saturday evening, both the driver and the pedestrian were allegedly intoxicated and both now face charges.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Ocean City Police responded to a reported pedestrian-vehicle collision on Baltimore Ave. just north of 19th Street. The pedestrian, identified as Gina Marie Corio, 26, of Staten Island, N.Y., was reportedly intoxicated, did not use a marked crosswalk and failed to yield to a vehicle when she was struck by an SUV driven by Daniel Allen Marshman, 46, of Gordonville, Pa.

During the on-scene investigation, witnesses confirmed for police that Marshman had been driving the vehicle at the time of the collision. Suspecting that Marshman was under the influence, OCPD officers administered field sobriety tests which he was not able to successfully complete.

Marshman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and agreed to a chemical test, the results of which revealed a Breath-Alcohol Content, or BAC, of .15. Corio, whose injuries or condition have not been made known, was also under the influence and was cited for illegally being in the roadway, according to an OCPD release.

Last Saturday’s pedestrian-vehicle collision was the third officially reported by police in as many weeks during the young summer season. Last week, a Bel Air woman was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk after striking a victim crossing Coastal Highway at 28th Street. In that incident, neither the pedestrian nor the driver were reportedly intoxicated and the pedestrian was taken by Ocean City EMS to PRMC with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.

Two weeks ago, the first significant pedestrian-vehicle collision of the season occurred when an allegedly intoxicated Pennsylvania man darted across Coastal Highway at 49th Street and was struck by a vehicle, rolled over the windshield and fled the scene on foot, only to be caught later.