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Prince George County’s Most Dangerous Roads

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 By

Zoom in on an area and click the dots to learn more about the accidents that occurred at that location. Use the legend in the top right to toggle on/off types of accidents.

Some of Prince George’s busiest roads also were its deadliest in 2015.

The county’s roads with the highest accident totals for the year included:

  • Baltimore Avenue, 140 accidents.
  • Capital Beltway, 128 accidents.
  • Crain Highway, 75 accidents.

County officials reported 43 deaths related to traffic accidents for the year. The roadway with the highest number of fatalities was Branch Avenue with six. Capital Beltway was the site of five wrecks that involved fatalities. Several roads in Prince George’s County each had three wrecks that included fatalities: Crain Highway, Laurel Bowie Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Three of the year’s accidents included bicycles; those accidents occurred on Clagett Road, Crain Highway and Rosedale Place.

In 17 accidents, police reported that cars overturned; four of those accidents included fatal injuries. In addition, 35 accidents involved pedestrians, with three of those accidents resulting in fatal injuries.

Two accidents involved a reported cause of “thrown or falling object,” with one of the incidents resulting in a fatality. In nine car crashes, police reported someone falling or jumping from a motor vehicle as a contributing cause; one of those incidents caused a fatal injury.

An accident on the Capital Beltway included an explosion or fire, police reported, and resulted in a fatality.

Young Child, Couples Among Victims

In one of the year’s most tragic crashes, a senior couple and a 6-year-old child lost their lives in November because of a hit-and-run driver. A pregnant woman also was injured, and medical personnel could not save her baby.

The suspect allegedly was fleeing from the scene of a different wreck when he crashed into a church van in Hyattsville. The magnitude of the crash was so great — with so many deaths and injuries — that some firefighters on the scene required counseling afterward.

In September, a Labor Day weekend accident killed a couple who had gone out for groceries in preparation for a family barbecue. The couple’s car was hit by another vehicle that crossed the centerline on Kirby Road after attempting to pass other cars that had slowed to let the couple make a turn.

Work With an Experienced Hyattsville Car Accident Lawyer

Have you been harmed on a Prince George’s County road due to another driver’s negligence or recklessness? If you’ve suffered injuries, lost time from work, or incurred other expenses as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

After an accident, it is crucial to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. For a free consultation, please contact DuBoff & Associates, Chartered.

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