Annapolis Women Meets Death Just Outside My Window

The death of a elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took place less than an hour ago just outside my window, but I was too busy working to notice. Focused on the essay I was trying to compose, I barely heard the sirens rushing to the scene, nor the paramedics transfering her limp body onto a stretcher. It wasn’t until our two managing editors returned from their lunch break reporting that some sort of incident had blocked off West Street before I realized some sort of crime investigation was taking place. The police, a half a dozen, were spraying for fingerprints. A yellow tarp was being laid down and they were looking under a van. What were they looking for? A policeman laid down on this side in the road, perhaps reinacting the collision and another investigator was taking measurements. I was watching CSI Annapolis through my window.
At the time of writing this blog, the street is still blocked. No one knows the woman’s name….yet.
Ironically, this all took place in front of the BP Gas Station and of course considering the Gulf Oil spill I associate British Petroleum with death and destruction and wonder why anyone could possibly be purchasing gasoline there. But they are.
The Fawcett Marine Boat Supplies white van, evidently the vehicle that struck the lady, is in the process of being towed away. That’s all I know, at present.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

7 thoughts on “Annapolis Women Meets Death Just Outside My Window

    1. Yes it is sad, particularly because there was a bright colored red vest on the wheelchair which should have captured the van driver’s attention.


  1. New information- the pedestrian was Marla Marie McFarland, DOB 10/27/53 of the 700 block of Glenwood Street. The investigation is continuing. Charges are pending against the driver.


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