Traffic Surveyor Killed in Overnight Hit-And-Run

By Arlene Borenstein
|  Thursday, Jun 3, 2010  |  Updated 8:04 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Maryland Highway Worker Killed in Hit-and-Run

NBCWashington.com

Photos and Videos

Drivers Reminded About Construction Zones After Worker's Death

A subcontractor for the Maryland Highway Administration was killed in a hit-and-run overnight.

Maryland Highway Worker Killed in Hit-and-Run

A man was struck by two vehicles while working along Route 50 in Anne Arundel County.
More Photos and Videos

A worker contracted to conduct traffic surveys for the state of Maryland was killed on the job.

Around 12:30 a.m., a driver hit 52-year-old Ghassen A. Sabra on Route 50 eastbound at Bay Dale Drive and kept going. Sabra's body was left on the highway, and a short time later, a Queen Anne's County ambulance was returning to its base when the crew saw a tractor-trailer hit Sabra's body. The ambulance crew performed immediate emergency care, but the injuries were too severe to save his life.

Maryland State Police CRASH team investigators believe the victim was on foot in one of the highway lanes with his traffic equipment when he was struck by the first car and was thrown into another lane, officials said. The tractor-trailer driver did not see Sabra's body in the roadway until it was too late. The tractor-trailer driver will not be charged.

Sabra, of Goldsboro, N.C., worked for Sabra, Wang and Associates, Inc. of Halethorpe, Md. The company is under contract with the Maryland State Highway Administration.

At the time of the crash, Sabra was wearing reflective clothing and his pickup truck had a light activated on top of it, police said.

Maryland State Troopers closed eastbound Route 50 for several hours this morning as investigators mapped out the scene.

There is no description of the car that initially struck Sabra. Police are asking the public to contact them with any possible information that can help them find the car or the driver. Anyone with information about the case should call the Glen Burnie State Police Barracks at 410-761-5130.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993, in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out