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Posted at 8:26 AM ET, 02/ 9/2011

Car doesn't stop after man falls out

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A Maryland man is in critical condition after tumbling out of a passenger seat of a moving car in Lothian. Witnesses told police the car did not stop, Anne Arundel County Police said.

The man fell or was pushed out of the rear passenger seat of the car at 6 p.m. Monday, in the 200 block of Mt. Zion Road.

The victim, David Joseph Tretick, 23, of the 6700 block of Berkshire drive in Temple Hills, was flown to an area hospital.

The car that left the scene is described as an older model, red or maroon foreign sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra, with a box-style shape and rectangular taillights with chrome in between them.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Anne Arundel police at 410-222-3450 or 410-222-8610.

By Allison Klein  | February 9, 2011; 8:26 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel  
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Comments

I'd be willing to bet dollars to donuts that this person did NOT fall out of the car. Sounds like drug dealings gone bad.

Posted by: mbrumble | February 9, 2011 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I agree. People don't just fall out of cars.

Posted by: linroy62 | February 9, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I think everyone is missing the most likely senario....the driver started asking the passengers to chip in with some gas money. This poor gentleman obviously had nothing to contribute, thus.....

Posted by: jcoates2 | February 9, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Based on his EXTENSIVE criminal history, they should have left him in the roadway.

Posted by: curiousGeorge4 | February 9, 2011 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Wow - he's ALL OVER the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. Burglary, forgery, possession of a controlled substance, etc. Yeah... he "fell" out of the car, alright.

Posted by: Irato | February 9, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I have not laughed all day...and this truly is not funny..but the comments have me screaming out loud....drug deal gone bad..could not cheap in gas money...due to his extensive criminal history they should have let him stay there..SMH whatever the case may be I hope he survive's because I want to know who pushed him and why??

Posted by: shadon1 | February 9, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Trash taking out trash.

Posted by: jab00 | February 9, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

To all of the losers that have nothing better to do than talk smack about someone you dont know, this guy was very close to me. Because of this accident his life was taken from him. He did have a bad past, but that was the past..he paid his debt to society, and was changing his life for the better. He was not on drugs, and because of that was able to donate any organs that could be salvaged from him. So before you guys go running your mouth about someone you dont even know, you better check yourself..You have no reason to talk about someone you dont know..Let his family and friends grief over the lose of a wonderful person without worrying about people like you talking smack!!!!

Posted by: aq28 | February 9, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

To all of the losers that have nothing better to do than talk smack about someone you dont know, this guy was very close to me. Because of this accident his life was taken from him. He did have a bad past, but that was the past..he paid his debt to society, and was changing his life for the better. He was not on drugs, and because of that was able to donate any organs that could be salvaged from him. So before you guys go running your mouth about someone you dont even know, you better check yourself..You have no reason to talk about someone you dont know..Let his family and friends grief over the lose of a wonderful person without worrying about people like you talking smack!!!!

Posted by: aq28 | February 9, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

i think that the things you are saying are bullshit..you obviously dident even know him..and for you to sit around and look up his criminal record is also redicilous...he was loved by SO many people and was a great guy and friend..dosent matter what happend on that night point blank is, he was MURDERED. Does it really matter the circumstance? Either way a loved life was taken on that night and many people will grieve over the loss of a loved one..i have known joey since i was 12 years old and he would never do anything to hurt anyone he never deserved this..when i heard about his death i was crushed. All of you need to sit back and think of losing a life long friend or family member and how you would feel reading others say these things about them. Before you bash anymore maybe you should consider that fact that he was a life...a friend, a brother, a cousin, a son, a grandson but most importantly a LIFE and a good hearted SOUL. i will love him forever RIP Joey u wil be missed

Posted by: beautifuldaysahead08 | February 9, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks he should be left in the road because of a criminal history, something is wrong with them. You commit crimes, do the time, but people don't let it go. My thought is a drug deal or robbery, gone bad, and I think he was beat and unconscious and then stripped down for DNA to be disposed of, and then thrown out like some trash. I just hope he didn't realize it was his last ride. Shame on anyone who thinks because of a criminal history, that it is ok to treat any person like this. His family is left to put together the pieces of this tragedy and mourn the loss of a loved one. Hope they catch the people responsible and pray that he didn't suffer. RIP Joey! My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Life is short, treasure every single day, nothing is promised nor guaranteed

Posted by: deedeewoodard | February 9, 2011 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I am his Aunt. Yes, Joey made mistakes in his youth and had a drug addiction. But he has made amends for troubled past, received treatment for his drug addiction and was trying to get his life back together again. He was a bright boy and if only he hadn't sought self-treatment for his anxieties by using controlled substances; his life would have been much easier. He is dead now and we will never be able to see what he could have become. I think all of us would be left dead on the side of the road if that was the price we had to pay for making a mistake in our youth. Recovered drug addicts should be allowed to reclaim their life and not be repeatedly punished. Unfortunately, some continue to punish him in his death by calling him names and laughing at his death much as they did while he was alive.

Posted by: DrTenacious | February 9, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I am his Aunt. Yes, Joey made mistakes in his youth and had a drug addiction. But he has made amends for his troubled past, received treatment for his drug addiction and was trying to get his life back together again. He was a bright boy and if only he hadn't sought self-treatment for his anxieties by using controlled substances; his life would have been much easier. He is dead now and we will never be able to see what he could have become. I think all of us would be left dead on the side of the road if that was the price we had to pay for making a mistake in our youth. Recovered drug addicts should be allowed to reclaim their life and not be repeatedly punished. Unfortunately, some continue to punish him in his death by calling him names and laughing at his death much as they did while he was alive.

Posted by: DrTenacious | February 9, 2011 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Joey has already paid his debt to society, and no one has the right to kill another human being. Joey is loved by his family and I am one of them. Some people are so quick to judge him, yet they really didn't know him at all. He wouldn't hurt or injure anyone! The act that was committed here was a violent, cold, and heartless one. He or she will get their justice either here on earth or through the Lord's justice. Think on this!

Posted by: joythw | February 16, 2011 1:38 AM | Report abuse

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