Monday, July 7, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Forestville

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision. The victim is identified as 63-year-old James Hughes, of the 3300 block of Springdale Avenue in Forestville.

On July 4, 2014, at about 9:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Forestville Road for the report of a pedestrian collision. When they arrived, they found Hughes lying in the roadway with critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The preliminary investigation reveals a car was traveling on Pennsylvania Avenue when it struck Hughes. The driver remained on scene.  It is believed the victim was sitting in the street prior to being run over by the striking vehicle.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to

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

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