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Posted at 6:42 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

3 pedestrians hit in Pr. George's

By Matt Zapotosky


Update, 8:15 p.m.:

One of the two pedestrians struck Wednesday by an apparent hit-and-run driver in the District Heights area of Prince George's County has died, authorities said.

Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George’s County police spokesman, said a man and a woman, both in their 20s, were crossing the exit from Walker Mill Road onto County Road when they were struck at about 5:30 p.m. by what appeared to be a gold 1990 Honda Accord.

Johnson said both were transported to the hospital with critical injuries, and the woman later died. He said the Accord left the scene of the crash, and investigators are still trying to locate it.


Earlier:

Three pedestrians were struck and critically injured in separate incidents Wednesday evening in Prince George's County, authorities said.

In the first crash, two pedestrians were struck at County and Walker Mill roads in the District Heights area of Prince George's, authorities said.

Cpl. Larry Johnson, a county police spokesman, said the crash appeared to be a hit-and-run, and that two children were injured. He said that information came to him from a police dispatcher, and he was en route to the scene to gather more.

Mark Brady, a Prince George's fire/EMS spokesman, said paramedics reported that the victims, a man and a woman, appeared to be in their 20s.

Johnson said police are looking for a 1990 Honda Accord in connection with the crash.

In the second incident, a man in his 70s was struck by an SUV in the parking lot of a Mitchellville shopping center, county fire authorities said.

The crash occurred about the same time as the other pedestrian crash, fire officials said. In this instance, paramedics were called about 5:30 p.m. to the parking lot of Mitchellville Plaza at Central Avenue and Enterprise Road and arrived to find a man trapped under an SUV. They quickly extricated him, and he was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 8, 2010; 6:42 PM ET
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Comments

Many drivers as well as pedestrians are too careless, which unfortunately results in these types of incidents. Drivers many times do no head or yield to pedestrians. The flip side is that although one has the "right of way" in a cross-walk, they should always be aware of some animal who does not yield.

Posted by: jab00 | December 8, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

jab00 -- Even if one looks and deems it safe to cross the street, there are those people who will hit you anyway. Case in point. These are my young cousins, who knew how to cross the street. I suspect the person who did this was either drunk, did not care, or speeding.

Posted by: BANITAP | December 10, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

jab00 -- Even if one looks and deems it safe to cross the street, there are those people who will hit you anyway. Case in point. They are my young cousins, who know how to cross the street. I suspect the person who did this was either drunk, did not care, or speeding.

Posted by: BANITAP | December 10, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

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