Lexington Park neighbors attack driver, 72, who struck child who ran from behind ice cream truck

WASHINGTON — A 72-year-old woman was assaulted by people in a St. Mary’s County, Maryland, neighborhood, after her SUV struck a child who ran into the street, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened on Wednesday around 3 p.m. St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park for a report of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

They found a 2003 GMC Envoy in the roadway. The driver was 72-year-old Linda Glaser.

She was traveling south on Yorktown Road and an ice cream truck was stopped on the opposite side of the road. As Glaser passed the truck, a 10-year-old child ran into the roadway from behind the ice cream truck, the sheriff’s office said.

The child was struck and has incapacitating injuries, a news release said.

After the crash, Glaser was assaulted by one or more people in the neighborhood. She sustained incapacitating injuries. Glaser and the child were taken to hospitals.

The St. Mary’s County’s sheriff’s office ask anyone with information on the crash or the assault on Glaser to call 301-475-4200.

Below is the area where it happened.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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