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Greenbelt Police Investigate Serious Hit-and-Run Accident

Greenbelt police are asking for the public's help to identify the driver involved.

A man was seriously injured Wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle near Hanover Parkway and Ora Glen Drive in Greenbelt, MD.

The Greenbelt Police Department reported that the accident took place around 6:27 p.m.

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According to the police report, the initial investigation revealed that the man was crossing the southbound lanes of Hanover Parkway on foot—toward the CVS and US Post Office—when a vehicle struck him. The vehicle was travelling southbound on Hanover Parkway toward Good Luck Road.

After striking the man, the driver fled the scene, Police Spokeswoman Kelly Lawson stated in a press release.

The vehicle involved in the accident is described as a "light silver, full size Mercedes Benz, 4-door sedan, with unknown license plates and possible front end damage," the report stated.

Lawson said the man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Traffic Officer Yankowy of the Greenbelt Police Department at 301-474-7200.

Jeff Lemieux December 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM
How is this an "accident" and not a "crash" if the driver fled? Or, better yet, an "assault." Drivers don't flee real accidents, where otherwise cautious drivers nevertheless have an unavoidable accident, perhaps because of some fluke or mistake by another person that couldn't be predicted. Anyone who flees a crash is not worthy of having their crash termed an "accident."
Lincoln Cory December 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM
The man was a 93 year old member of Adelphi Friends Meeting (Quakers) and maybe was out for a trip to the drug store. He does not walk well, His loss is a sad event for a room ful of people at the Meeting. He served on the Peace Committee. Lincoln Cory former Member of Adelphi

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