APD Media Release 07/05/13
Fourth of July Fatal Accident
Location of Incident: Amos Garrett Blvd approaching West St
Date & Time: July 4, 2013 @ 7:11 p.m.
Motor Vehicle #1: 2005 GMC Savana
Driver: Jason Hicks, 43, of Glen Burnie, MD
Trailer: 2005 Homemade trailer
Pedestrian: Kyle Aldridge, 7, of Baltimore, MD
On July 4, 2013 at approximately 7:11 p.m. officers from Annapolis Police Department responded to a report of an accident involving a vehicle queuing for the Annapolis 4th of July Parade.
Officers arrived on scene and discovered that a seven year old boy was struck by a trailer being pulled by a GMC van and was severely injured. The trailer was carrying a motorcycle that performs wheelie simulations for a company called iWHEELiE.COM. Officers from the Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene to investigate.
Preliminary investigation showed that the boy was sitting on the side of a single axle trailer being pulled by a GMC van. The van was being operated by the child’s grandfather. While the van was in motion the boy got off the trailer, fell to the ground, and was struck by the tire of the trailer. He was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Initial information indicates that driver error was not a contributing factor in this accident. It does not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or with additional information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Ofc. David Higgins with the Traffic Safety Unit at 410-268-9000.
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen met with the family at the hospital last night. “It’s an unbelievably tragic accident. Our entire community’s thoughts and prayers are with the family.”