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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Update FPD Investigates Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

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The Frederick Police Department is providing an update on the ongoing investigation into a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, October 12, 2023. At approximately 10:45 a.m., FPD officers responded to an incident in the 1200 block of West Patrick Street, which involved a motor vehicle accident and a pedestrian.

Initial response by officers and Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services personnel included life-saving efforts on the pedestrian involved. Despite their best efforts, the pedestrian, identified as an adult male, succumbed to injuries at the scene.

The Frederick Police Department's Crash Reconstruction Team assumed control of the investigation. Preliminary findings indicate that a 2014 Mack garbage truck, registered to BFI Waste Services in Hagerstown, MD, was departing the retail shopping center in the 1200 block of West Patrick St. The truck was making a right turn onto eastbound West Patrick St when it struck the pedestrian, who was using a wheelchair to cross the roadway at the retail center entrance. The driver of the Mack truck remained on the scene and has been cooperative with the investigation.

The Crash Reconstruction Team continues to actively investigate this incident and urges anyone with information, who has not yet spoken with officers, to come forward. Please contact Officer Coady at 240-549-4542 or acoady@frederickmdpolice.org. As this investigation progresses, further updates will be provided.

Date: 10/12/2023
Incident Type: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Lead Investigator: OFC Coady
PIO Contact: Samantha Long slong@frederickmdpolice.org 

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