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Pedestrian Fatality in the 600 Block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pedestrian Fatality in the 600 Block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Seventy-eight-year-old Quan Chu, who was struck by a bicyclist in November, died of his injuries on December 7.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a hit-and-run crash in which a bicyclist struck two pedestrians in the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, which resulted in a fatality.

At approximately 10 am on Friday, November 26, 2010, a male and a female pedestrian were walking in the south alley of the 600 block Massachusetts Avenue NW, when they were struck by a bicyclist. The impact caused the pedestrians, who are both in their 70s to fall. The bicyclist failed to stop. The bicyclist appeared to be a Hispanic male, with black hair, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and possibly riding a BMX style bicycle. The bicyclist was last seen traveling south through the alley towards I Street, NW. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both pedestrians to a local hospital. The male pedestrian was admitted in critical condition.
On December 7, 2010, the male pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 78-year-old Quan Chu of Northwest Washington, DC.

Anyone with information about the bicyclist or this crash is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.