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Hawthorne Girl Killed in Pedestrian-Involved Crash is Identified

Amaria Gould, 9, of the 2100 block of Graythorn Road, died of injuries sustained after being struck by a car on May 1.

Baltimore County police officials have released the identity of the 9-year-old girl killed Wednesday in a pedestrian-involved crash in Hawthorne.

Amaria Gould of the 2100 block of Graythorn Road was pronounced dead at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center, where she was flown with life-threatening injuries after the crash, according to police officials.

At 5:26 p.m. May 1, police and fire personnel responded to a call about a pedestrian struck by a car at the intersection of Graythorn and Grovethorn roads in the Hawthorne community of Middle River.

The preliminary crash investigation shows that a 2010 Dodge Charger, driven by a 20-year-old Middle River woman, was traveling southbound on Graythorn Road.

The victim entered the street from between two parked cars and crossed in front of the Charger, which then struck the child, according to Cpl. Cathy Batton, a spokeswoman for the police department.

The child was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to Johns Hopkins, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Charger remained on the scene and no citations have been issued, according to Batton.

Editor's Note: Earlier press releases from Baltimore County police officials stated a different time and location for this crash.

Chantel Partlow May 03, 2013 at 01:01 AM
May the Lord bring her family & friends some peace.
Kevin Schroeder Sr. May 03, 2013 at 02:38 PM
There was a moment of prayer yesterday at the scene. People there were saying we need speed humps installed let's start a petiton. Well that was not the case I have seen this daily kids cross where ever they feel like and don't look. Parents teach your kids what a crosswalk is so this can be avoided.
Grandma2004 May 03, 2013 at 10:16 PM
You are absolutely right, Kevin!! The kids around Hawthorne are so arrogant about traffic, they almost dare you to hit them. They ride scooters right up the middle of Kingston Road, look back and see a car, and keep right on going. I'm not saying this poor girl is one of them, but there is no regard for traffic by any of the kids! This is just going to happen to someone else too and the driver could be you or me the next time, even WITHOUT speeding!!
So Done May 07, 2013 at 02:18 PM
YOUR RIGHT GRANDMA!! THIS LITTLE GIRL WAS NOT ONE OF THEM TO JUST RUN OUT IN THE STREET!! And if you WASN'T SPEEDING then you would be able to respond and AVOID hitting it, but in the unfortunate event that they do get hit they can LIVE with MINOR INJURIES not DIE!!! KEVIN IM TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING PEOPLE NEED TO USE THE CROSSWALK.. YES THAT HELP BUT EVEN THEN IF DRIVERS ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THEMSELVES IN THEIR CARS AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS THINGS LIKE THIS CAN BE AVOIDED!! PEOPLE KNOW WHEN THEY LIVE IN AN AREA WITH CHILDREN YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF EVEYHTING!! SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ARE POSTED SO THAT PEOPLE CAN SLOW DOWN TO RESPOND AND THEY ARE FOR WHEN CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT.. THE ROADS ARE CLEAR AND THE WEATHER IS PERFECT. ALSO, IF YOU WERE PARKED DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM YOUR HOUSE WHICH IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK I WANT YOU TO WALK TO THE END OF THE STREET, CROSS IT AT THE CROSS WALK AND AND THEN WALK BACK DOWN TO YOUR CAR!! DONT EVER CROSS THE STREET WITHOUT USING A CROSSWALK AGAIN!! BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT SO UNTIL YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH SHUT YOUR LIPS...THANKS
Concerned Neighbor May 10, 2013 at 05:12 PM
She did run in the street. I live on the block, I've seen her do it. It doesn't matter how fast a driver is going, you can be going 5 mph and if you hit someone the right way, they can be severely hurt. Yes, drivers need to be aware, but no matter how slow they are going or how quickly they stop, accidents will still happen if children are not taught to stay out of the street, and look both ways before crossing.
Trust In God May 15, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Ok I agree with what some of you are saying..the kids need to be talked to and teach them about the dangers of crossing the street...my heart goes out to the little girl's family! No parent should have to through losing a child especially this way..please please talk to your children about the streets! It's so serious. .I live two blocks from graythorn. .She was in my son's class. He's still shooked up over it..these cars are not always going to be paying attention all the time especially to our children! Be blessed all of you! And remember to hug and kiss your children every day! They are our special angels from God!!
Eye witness May 20, 2013 at 12:51 AM
She didn't run in any street. This girl was texting and driving. The whole family was walking to their car. 5 people all headed to the family car and the girl came speeding out of the parking spot. Stop posting ignorant things bc you just show your lack of intelligence. A life was still taken. And you go 40 mph and slam on your breaks and see if you can't stop on a dime. The speed throught this area is 25 with school signs posted. There are no designated cross walks. When you leave out your front door is there some magical crosswalk that appears that allows for safe travel? Shut it then. The family lost a love! And this girl is gonna have to deal with knowing she took a life forever. Period! Hope nothing happens to you ignorant individuals or your families bc I would love to find a blog site to belittle your mediocre existence at best.
Diana holland May 28, 2013 at 08:05 PM
The saddest ,thing of all,is the 20 yo responsible,has not shown any remorse for taking Amaria s life,she did not report it to the her insurance company ,that she had hit a child.Amaria s mother ,called her insurance co.which happens to be the same as the driver of the veh,the insurance company ,informed Amaria s mom,that ,the insured driver ,had yet to report the incident one or two days after the accident.Amaria s is truly missed,by her family and neighborhood friends ,and her class mates of Hawthorne ES .there was such a out pouring of Love for my grand daughter ,so well mannered,always willing to help ,her friends and love ones,she was adored by her teachers and her class mates,Amaria gave great advice for those who asked her or if she knew you were feeling down,she always wanted to make you happy and to be proud of her,doing her best to show her special beauty inside and out.An angel amongst us,and so wise beyond her 9 years .,I will forever miss you Amaria your ,smile ,the sound of your voice,your advise ,the conversation s we shared about our dream house.your drawings,and all of the Grandma s I Love ,and I would say ,I always and forever Love you more.Our Hearts are heavy ,and it's realizing ,each awakening day ,that you're no longer here ,that pains our hearts the most. Love forever and ever ,Your Grand mother.Diana Holland
Diana holland May 28, 2013 at 08:18 PM
And to the 20 year old responsible ,may you find peace within yourself ,may you find it in your heart some how to embrace or to talk with Amaria s Mom ,can you find it in your heart just to say how sorry you must feel.the burden on your heart and soul ,must be overwhelming ,and you need to be comforted too.I pray that one day soon ,you ll be able to do this.for Amaria s mother peace of mind as well as your own.We all suffer heart ache .May God Bless us All.for he is the one who forgive us for our sins ,no matter how very small they are.or how big they can become .

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