Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Riverdale Apartment Building Vehicle Crash

On Sunday, June 3, at approximately 3:35 a.m., officers responded to the 6800 block of Riverdale Road in Riverdale, for a vehicle that crashed into an apartment building. A resident of the apartment told police she was in bed when the vehicle crashed through her bedroom window. The force threw the victim to the floor. The victim was transported to a local hospital and release with minor injuries. Initially, Ms. Akoswa J. Haynes, 36, told investigators she was the driver. She said she was pulling into a parking space when she inadvertently depressed the gas pedal instead of the brake and accelerated forward into the building window. After receiving a tip from a local TV news reporter, police determined that the actual driver was in fact David Archbald Smith, 39. Haynes and Smith are both of the 6800 block of Riverdale Road.

Smith has been cited with:

• Driving without a license
• Negligent driving
• Failure to immediately return and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury
• Failure to return and remain at scene of accident involving attended property damage
• Failure of vehicle driver in accident to report property damage to nearest police
• Attempt by driver to elude uniform police by fleeing on foot.

Haynes was cited for knowingly giving false accident report information.

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