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Metropolitan Police Department Investigating Two Recent Traffic Fatalities

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating two recent traffic fatalities.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

1000 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Brentwood Road, NE

On Friday, September 18, 2009, at approximately 2:30 PM an adult male was reportedly struck by a vehicle in a parking lot located in the 1000 block of Brentwood Road, NE. The vehicle, a 2008 Honda CRV, remained on the scene. The victim, identified as 29-year old Juan Lopez of the 4500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, was transported to an area hospital and admitted in critical condition. On Friday, September 25, 2009, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:51 pm.  The case remains under investigation. At this time, no charges have been filed.  

4300 block of Georgia Avenue, NW  

On Saturday, September 26, 2009, at approximately 10:25 PM, an adult male was traveling northbound in the 4300 block of Georgia Avenue NW while operating a foot propelled, standup scooter. At that time, a dark colored automobile of an unknown model and make traveling in the same direction, reportedly hit the rear of the scooter. The striking vehicle reportedly failed to stop and was last observed fleeing the scene westbound in the 1000 block of Webster Street, NW. The victim in this case was transported to an area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 11:11 pm.  He has been identified as 40-year-old Allen Pedrell Parker of the 400 block of Emerson Street, NW. This case also remains under investigation.

These cases bring the total number of traffic fatalities in the District of Columbia for 2009 to 23.

Both cases are being investigated by members from the department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (1-888-919-2746). Anonymous information may also be forwarded to DC Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by a caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.