Washington DC Traffic Fatality: Texas Child Killed in Georgetown Accident

07/13/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Washington, DC—A vacation took a turn for the worse on Sunday, July 11, 2010, when an 11-year-old Texas boy became involved in a deadly traffic accident. The fatal pedestrian-involved motor vehicle accident occurred in Georgetown, according to information provided by the Washington Post.

A car hit an unidentified child in the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW around 6 p.m. The family was apparently on vacation from Texas when the horrific traffic wreck occurred. According to Ed Solomon, public safety chairman of the Georgetown Business Improvement District and of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, the boy was walking with his parents and a brother at the time.

A nearby resident alleged he walked outside after hearing an earsplitting bang outside. Upon doing so, he saw a man running by who told him “a child had been hit”. The runner was apparently en route to the firehouse on Dent Place NW to notify emergency crews of the incident.

Paramedics seemingly rushed the young boy to an area hospital for treatment, though he did not survive the accident. While the child pedestrian suffered a serious head injury in the wreck, reports did not specify whether his wounds left him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The child was pronounced dead at the hospital the following day.

It was not stated if any charges were filed in connection with the deadly traffic accident. Investigations continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for District of Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers.

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