Friday, March 15, 2013

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Temple Hills

Updated March 15, 2013:  The victim is identified as 1-year-old Sherrik Farmer of the 1500 block of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Temple Hills.

On March 14, 2013, at approximately 5:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5100 block of St. Barnabas Road for the report of a pedestrian struck.  Once on scene, patrol officers discovered that an adult male and a young child had been struck by a vehicle.  Both victims were taken to a local hospital where the one-year-old child was pronounced dead.  The adult victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation reveals that two adults were walking on the sidewalk with the child in a stroller when the collision occurred.  The second adult was not hurt.  The driver remained on the scene.  The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause of the collision.

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

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