The crash that left a woman with many broken bones in Fells Point, Baltimore. (YouTube)
On Feb. 6 an altercation and subsequent violent crash took place in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood around 2:15 a.m. Video of the crash, which went viral, has been seen over 470,000 times by press time.
The video begins with a grey Honda Odyssey minivan waiting in line at the light on Broadway just south of Aliceanna. The back door of the minivan is open and there are several pedestrians near the vehicle.
A male in a white jacket begins to beat on the driver’s side of the minivan as two other men approach the open passenger door. The minivan suddenly plows forward and rear ends a white Toyota Solara.
The minivan then rams the coupe a second time, almost pushing the Solara into the intersection of Broadway and Aliceanna. The male in the white jacket then rushes to the driver’s door and one of the people seen by the passenger door appears to smash a bottle into the passenger window.
After the man in the white jacket pries the driver’s side door open, an attacker on the passenger side appears to jump through the now broken window. The driver slams the car into reverse and speeds backwards again while the man on the passenger side falls back out the window.
After smashing into Dogwatch Tavern it reverses down the sidewalk leaving more damage in its wake. At that point it appears that Jillian Vaccaro, 27, of Baltimore suffered multiple skull fractures, a broken hip, a broken leg and broken teeth among other injuries after being struck by the mini van.
Orlando Redd, 37, of Parkville, MD was identified by police as the driver. Police say they arrested Redd a few blocks away from the scene of the accident and that Redd was under the influence of alcohol when he was taken into custody.
Redd has been charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault, malicious destruction of property and several charges of endangerment tied to driving while intoxicated. On Feb. 8 a Baltimore City judge denied Orlando Redd bail.
Redd has eight prior convictions which include assault and gun charges and he served 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2004 to violating his probation on an assault charge. The probation arose from a guilty plea in 1998 to assault with intent to murder.