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CHESTER — Rain and fog may have contributed to a pedestrian being struck and seriously injured on U.S. Route 50/301 near Cox Neck Road early Saturday evening, Jan. 4.

Cavell Sherise Bockting, 40, of Chester was walking in lane 3 on the highway when she was hit by an eastbound 2008 Toyota truck driven by Matthew Paul Watson, 39, of Severna Park about 5:30 p.m., according to Maryland State Police.

MSP, Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and county Emergency Medical Services all responded.

Aviation was grounded due to weather conditions, so Bockting was taken by ambulance to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Bockting was listed in serious condition Tuesday, Jan. 7, according to Lisa Clough, director of Media Relations and Corporate Communications at the hospital.

Watson was able to drive the truck from the scene. No charges have been filed.

Tfc. J. Sheldon investigated.

U.S. Route 50/301 on Kent Island is a controlled access highway, and pedestrians are prohibited.

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