Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious pedestrian-involved collision that occurred this afternoon in the White Oak area.
On Thursday, March 19, at approximately 12:26 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to New Hampshire Avenue and McCeney Avenue for the report of a collision.
Preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that a 2002 Toyota Camry was travelling south on New Hampshire Avenue and attempted to make a right turn onto McCeney Avenue. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota Camry left the roadway and struck a stop sign. The Toyota continued travelling across the service road and onto the sidewalk where it struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, identified as 65-year-old David Rafael Velasquez of Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Camry, identified as Dasia Kierra Wood, age 17, of Upper Marlboro, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.
3/19/19 (9:34 pm) – Note: The press release has been corrected to state that the car attempted to make a RIGHT turn. (The press release originally stated the car was making a left turn).