Pedestrian Dies From Weekend Collision In Resort

Pedestrian Dies From Weekend Collision In Resort
File photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man struck by a vehicle on Baltimore Avenue early Saturday morning succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision on Wednesday.

Around 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, David Folger, 55, of Philadelphia, attempted to cross Baltimore Avenue at 22nd Street in a marked crosswalk from west to east when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle, a Lincoln Navigator, was operated by Nathaniel Cuff, 18, of Delmar, Del., who was traveling southbound on Baltimore Avenue.

Folger was flown by Maryland State Police Aviation to Shock Trauma in Baltimore early Saturday morning with life-threatening injuries.

Cuff was issued three traffic citations at the scene including failure to stop for the pedestrian in a crosswalk, failure to exercise due caution to avoid a pedestrian collision and failure to control speed on a highway to avoid a collision. Each citation is a payable ticket without a mandatory court appearance. According to Ocean City Police Department Deputy Communications Manager Ashley Miller, at this point in the investigation, Cuff will not be issued any additional citations or face additional charges from the OCPD.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.