Tractor-Trailer Strikes Man Crossing Highway on Riding Mower

Man hospitalized in serious condition

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    Maryland State Police

    A man who tried to cross a highway on his riding mower was hit by a tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said.

    George Hummer, 57, of Chestertown, was driving his mower about 6:30 a.m. Monday when he tried to cross Md. 290 just north of the Md. 544 intersection and was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by 55-year-old John Short Jr., of Millington, troopers said.

    Hummer was flown the Shock Trauma in Baltimore with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, WBOC-TV reported. Short was not injured.

    The accident is under investigation.