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Traffic Fatality in the 1400 Block of Southern Avenue, SE

Monday, June 7, 2010
A 42-year-old bicyclist died of his injuries.

Investigators assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating the traffic fatality of a bicyclist that occurred in the 1400 Block of Southern Avenue, SE, on June 4, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


On Friday, June 4, 2010, at approximately 10:43 pm,  42-year-old David Haywood Williams was on his bicycle traveling southwest in the 1400 Block of Southern Avenue, SE when he was struck by a 2004 Chevy Suburban. The driver initially left the scene unaware that anyone had been struck, but did respond back to the scene of the collision. After being struck by the Chevy Suburban, Mr. Williams was struck by a second vehicle.


An eyewitness to the crash alerted an ambulance and described the vehicle as dark blue, compact, and possibly a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Toyota or Nissan. Once DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel arrived on the scene, the occupants of the second vehicle fled the scene without making their identities known.


Mr. Williams of the 3400 block of 22nd Street, SEwas transported to Prince George’s CountyHospital and pronounced at 11:38 pm. The driver of the Chevy Suburban did not sustain any injuries and was transported to the Major Crash Unit pending investigation, which is still ongoing.