The Examiner.com and the Associated Press have reported a fatal pedestrian accident in southeast Washington, DC, that took the life of a young boy standing on a street corner.
District Police reported that 14-year-old James Perkins of southeast Washington DC was fatally injured when a car accident in a nearby intersection caused two vehicles to jump the curb and strike the boy. Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries, Perkins died of complications from his pedestrian accident on Saturday morning.
The fatal pedestrian incident occurred when a car going south on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard stopped in an intersection while waiting to make a left turn. A car driving in the opposite direction attempted to swerve around the vehicle, and the two cars collided – sending the northbound car up onto the curb and into Washington, DC, pedestrian traffic.
In addition to James Perkins, a 42-year-old woman was also struck by the vehicle while she was waiting on the curb to cross the street. Both Perkins and the woman were on Howard Street at the time of the pedestrian accident.
The woman and Perkins were brought by emergency response officials to the hospital, where Perkins died from blunt force trauma. The woman was treated and released with minor injuries. Both drivers involved in the Washington, DC, car crash suffered minor injuries and treated at a local hospital before being released.
No charges have been filed yet in this case, which is still under investigation by police.
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