Posts Tagged ‘Catastrophic Personal Injury’

Deadly Saturday in D.C. – 3 Pedestrians Struck in Separate Incidents; 2 dead

March 9, 2010

Despite the beautiful weather this past Saturday in the DC Metro Area, there were several tragic events that unfolded on DC roads, all within an hour of each other.  The Washington Post posted an article detailing these incidents:

The first incident occurred just before 5:40 a.m. in the 7500 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, police said. A car traveling east struck an adult male, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver stopped and was interviewed by accident investigators, police said.

About 30 minutes later, another pedestrian was struck and critically injured in Fairfax County, police said. A 22-year-old Falls Church man was attempting to cross Arlington Boulevard between Patrick Henry Drive and East Manchester Street about 6:10 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle headed east, police said.

The third incident occurred in the District. Just before 6:20 a.m., authorities said, D.C. police were called to 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW for a woman reported lying in the roadway. She had apparently been struck by a vehicle, and she was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died shortly after, police said.

The article also states that DC officials previously devised, back in 2008,  a strategy to encourage pedestrian safety.  PLEASE stay safe out there when travelling as a pedestrian, or operating your vehicle.  Think about your family, loved ones, friends and those who care about you; imagine how the families of these three pedestrians felt when they heard the news of their loved ones.

Horrible day in Anne Arundel County, MD:Fatal crash halts morning traffic near Arundel Mills – Early Evening Fatal Plane Crash

February 27, 2010

This was a brutal day in Anne Arundel County, MD.  As the Baltimore Sun reported –Fatal crash halts morning traffic near Arundel Mills – baltimoresun.com

At 6:29 a.m., rescue workers were called to a collision on eastbound 100, just west of Telegraph Road, near the MARC system’s Penn Line.

The vehicle went off the road and fell about 30 to 40 feet to the train tracks below, with crews taking roughly 20 minutes to free the two victims, Cox said. One victim, a man estimated to be about 40 years of age, was flown by medevac helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The second man, estimated to be about 30 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 4:30 this afternoon, according to a news report from the Baltimore Sun, a single engine plane crashed in the backyard of a single family home.  The pilot died; no one else was injured according to the report.  The crash took place in Edgewater, near Lee Airport and not far from the intersection of Solomons Island Road and Warehouse Creek Lane.