Construction Worker Huerta Melendez Struck By Car in Closed-Off Section of Roadway in Fort Washington
The Prince George’s Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that took place on Oct. 11 in Fort Washington, Maryland. The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Huerta Melendez of Montgomery Village, Md. The accident occurred at around 10:55 p.m. in the area of northbound Indian Head Highway and Kerby Hill Road. According to the investigation, Melendez was working as a construction worker at the time of the collision. The driver struck multiple traffic cones before striking the victim, then continued on and hit the median and then a second vehicle. Melendez was standing in a closed-off section of the roadway when he was hit and pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver was taken to the hospital. The driver had “non-life threatening” injuries. This event happened right after Maryland’s new “Move Over” law that says drivers must pull over and/or slow down when they see any type of stopped car on the road. If someone gets injured or dies because of this, the fine is $750 and three points are put on your license. Police ask that anyone who knows anything about this case call 301-731-4422.
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