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Posted at 4:00 PM ET, 12/22/2010

14-year-old killed in pedestrian crash

By Matt Zapotosky
Matt Zapotosky

A 14-year-old Capitol Heights girl was killed Tuesday night after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a road near her home, police said.

Alexandria Bergland was trying to cross Marlboro Pike in the 5200 block when she was hit by a vehicle traveling north, police said. As her body lay in the roadway, she was struck by a second vehicle, police said.

Cpl. Erica Johnson, a Prince George's County police spokesman, said the first vehicle remained on the scene, but the second did not. She said she could not provide any description of that vehicle.

Johnson said she did not know why Bergland was trying to cross the road. Police said she lived in the area.

Bergland was taken to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police said. No one has been charged in the case.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 22, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
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Rest in peace ange:(

Posted by: rmiles5598 | December 23, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

These type of accidents should never happen. Kids need to learn how important it is to cross at a light and crosswalk, along with watching for drivers who do not obay traffic laws. My aunt always said watch the cars and the lights!

May the family and friends of this young girl find comfort in knowing there are many in Washington Post community praying for strength and healing for your broken hearts.

Posted by: Ross65 | December 23, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

DEATH IN ITS SELF IS A HARD THING TO HAPPEN, BUT DEATH OF A CHILD IS A TRAGEDY. THIS FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS, I HOPE SHE DIDNT SUFFER. I KNOW THAT GOD HAS WELCOMED THIS LITTLE ANGEL INTO HIS KINGDOM WITH OPEN ARMS. SOMEDAY YOU WILL BE WITH THIS ANGEL, AND I DO BELIEVE THAT SHE WILL BE WATCHING OVER ALL THAT SHE LOVED.

Posted by: Cherokee316 | December 23, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I was hit by a car this week about a block from my home. Luckily it swiped my arm (busting off the side view mirror) and didn't go any major damage beyond a huge bruise and soreness.

There is no sidewalk in my neighborhood. I was walking so that I walked with traffic facing me.

Yes, it was dark. No I was not decked out in flashing lights.

Pedestrians need to walk safely - drivers need to slow down and be on the watch for walkers.

Posted by: RedBird27 | December 23, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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