Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the intersection of Bladensburg Road and H Street, NE.
On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at approximately 2:00 pm a black 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling westbound on Benning Road towards ‘H’ Street N.E. The operator of the Kawasaki motorcycle passed the red light at the intersection and collided with a white Nissan Altima which was attempting to execute the left hand turn from east bound ‘H’ Street onto northbound Bladensburg Road, N.E. on the green light. The operator of the motorcycle sustained severe blunt impact trauma and was transported to the Washington Hospital Center Medstar Trauma Unit where he was admitted for treatment. On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 8:42 am, 50-year-old Lawyer Sanford Thompson Jr of Capitol Heights, Maryland, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
This case is currently under investigation.