Type of Collision:                               Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash

Location of Incident:                          College Parkway near Bellrive Road

Date & Time:                                     April 6, 2013 @ 2107 hours

Motor Vehicle #1                               2002 Volvo S80

Driver:                                                Larry Merrill Madsen, W/M, 57 years-of-age

965 Windwhisper Lane

Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Injuries/Condition:                             Minor Injuries


Front Seat Passenger:                        Margaret Frances Madsen, W/F, 57 years-of-age

 965 Windwhisper Lane

 Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Injuries/Condition:                             Minor Injuries

Pedestrian:                                         Thomas James Grant Becker, W/M, 20 years-of-age

1517 Ringe Drive

Severn, Maryland 21144

Injuries:                                              Fatally Injured 




On April 6, 2013, at approximately 2107 hours, officers from the Eastern District responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at College Parkway near Bellrive Road in Arnold 21012. Officers arrived on scene and located Vehicle #1 on the westbound shoulder of College Parkway with damage consistent with a pedestrian crash. Officers also located a pedestrian who had suffered fatal injuries in the westbound lane of College Parkway. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian, Thomas James Grant Becker dead the scene. The driver and the front seat passenger of Vehicle #1 sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Crash Investigators from the Traffic Safety Section were dispatched to the crash scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation.

The initial investigation revealed that Vehicle #1 was traveling west on College Parkway when it struck a pedestrian in the westbound lane.  All evidence at the scene shows the pedestrian was in the travel portion of the roadway wearing dark non-reflective clothing.

It is unknown if speed or alcohol are contributing factors at this time. Pedestrian error was listed as the primary cause of this crash. There were no marked crosswalks or pedestrian signals near the area of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.