Residents of Prince George's County were saddened to learn of the death of a 15-year-old boy who was struck in an auto accident. The accident occurred October 3 at around 7:15 in the evening. According to police, it is not known at this time if Delmar boy was riding his skateboard or walking when he was hit by an SUV. The accident occurred on Providence Church Road, near Line Road. Also involved in the auto accident was the 31-year-old driver of the SUV, who was not injured.
A Laurel teen was seriously injured on October 6 in Delmar. The 17-year-old boy was a passenger in an Audi A4 driven by a 19-year-old male, suspected of drunk driving, shortly before 4:30 p.m. The auto accident is yet one more in what seems an increase of motor vehicle crashes involving teens and alcohol. The Audi was said to be traveling northbound on Pepperbox Road near Whitesville when the driver ran a stop sign and collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe in the intersection.
In the wake of tragic circumstances, it can be very easy for residents of Prince George's County to be at a loss where to turn. When motor vehicle accidents happen in Maryland, the turmoil that occurs as a result of the situation may leave victims feeling lost.
The death of anyone in a car accident whether it is in Maryland or elsewhere is a tragedy. When the person killed in the accident was an Iraq war veteran -- a hero to our nation -- the loss is felt not only by the victim's family but also the country. However, the contribution this hero made reached out beyond his death and touched the lives of nine individuals. He was an organ donor. His decision to donate his organ's has given a new lease on life to nine recipients and their families.