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Traffic Fatality in the 2000 Block of Franklin Street, NE

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Traffic Fatality in the 2000 Block of Franklin Street, NE

Investigators assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a fatal traffic collision which occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Franklin Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

At approximately 1:56 pm, on Monday, October 13, 2008, a 2007 Honda CH80 Elite Scooter was traveling westbound in the 2000 block of Franklin Street, NE, when it reportedly mounted a curb and struck a utility pole. The operator who was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision was transported to an area hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel. A short time later he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 3:45 pm.

The decedent in this case has been identified as 50-year-old James Michael Hughes of the 2900 block of 14th Street, NE.

The circumstances surrounding this traffic fatality remain under investigation by members of the department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit.