Friday, February 8, 2013

PGPD Investigates Hit and Run Accident in Temple Hills

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident in Temple Hills.

On February 7, 2013, around 6:30 pm, police officers responded to the 4700 block of Wheeler Road for the report of a hit and run.   Upon arrival, police officers found a 14 year-old boy in the roadway. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he is currently in critical condition. 

The preliminary investigation reveals the teenager was trying to cross Wheeler Road when he was hit by a taxi cab.  The teen was not in a crosswalk. The taxi cab driver did not stop.  With the help of a witness, police officers found the car at the Southern Avenue Metro Station.  Charges against the driver are pending. Preliminarily, speed does appear to be a factor in the accident.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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