CHEVERLY — A devastating collision involving a motorcycle and a car has killed a man and left a child critically injured, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD).
On Oct. 1 at roughly 3:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a car at the intersection of Old Landover Road and 65th Avenue in Cheverly.
Christopher McClain, who was operating the motorcycle, and his passenger were rushed to local hospitals. McClain, 44, of Colmar Manor, was pronounced dead a shortly after the collision.
From what officials have gathered the motorcycle was heading westbound on Old Landover Road approaching the intersection at 65th Avenue and the involved car was heading eastbound on Old Landover Road approaching the same intersection.
“Preliminarily, it appears the car attempted to make a left turn onto northbound 65th Avenue in the path of the approaching motorcycle. McClain applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision,” a PGPD release said on the incident.
“His motorcycle went into a slide. McClain’s passenger, a young child, suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.”
The car’s driver was not injured and remained on scene, according to officials. Old Landover Road was closed between Kilmer Street and 64th Street.
The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is still investigating the crash.
Fatal collision kills D.C. man, injures 7
GREENBELT — A fatal, multi-vehicle collision has left a Washington man dead and seven others injured, according to PGPD officials.
The collision occurred on Sept. 27 at approximately 9:05 a.m. near the intersection of Greenbelt Road and Kenilworth Avenue in Greenbelt. 43-year-old Derrick Gordon, a resident of Northeast Washington, D.C. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
“The preliminary investigation reveals that Gordon was heading westbound on Greenbelt Road approaching Kenilworth Avenue, when for reasons that remain under investigation, his car struck another car in the rear and then struck a bus,” the recent police report said.
“Two additional vehicles were then involved in chain-reaction collisions. Several additional drivers and passengers involved in this incident were injured. Preliminarily, none of their injuries appears life-threatening.”
PGPD’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit have released no further details regarding the incident and is still investigating and the cause of the crash.
Four PG County thefts over the weekend
There were four reported robberies from auto in Prince George’s county over the weekend, according to officials.
Car windows were smashed and items were stolen out of multiple vehicles on Sept. 29, police said.
No additional details have been released. Residents are advised to remove valuable items from vehicles, PGPD officials say.