Thursday, January 17, 2013
The accident is on the Beltway near New Carrollton.
An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway closed down three southbound lanes on Interstate 95 in Lanham Thursday morning. According to officials, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. near exit 20, or Annapolis Road. Cars could pass the accident in the left lane and shoulder, according to WTOP traffic. According to Prince George's Fire/EMS Spokesman Mark Brady the accident involves more than one vehicle, however, the driver of one vehicle is trapped and critically injured. Brady tweeted, "...adult male driver extricated and will be [transported] by medics to area Trauma Center in extremely critical condition." The lanes were reopened around 11 a.m.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The 29-year-old man was 'completely uncooperative' and refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to police.
A 29-year-old man is facing a litany of charges after his vehicle slammed into a utility pole in the 6400 block of Kenilworth Avenue Tuesday night. According to Riverdale Park Police Chief David Morris, the man — a local resident — was traveling at a high rate of speed when his car struck the pole on the southbound side of the road at around 11 p.m. Firefighters from the Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department and the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, where they extracted one trapped occupant inside the car. The driver initially intended to flee the scene of the crash, Morris said, but stopped himself when emergency responders arrived. Though the man allegedly denied that he was the driver of the car, a …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Check out our new live traffic map for information on back-ups and accidents.
Wondering which road to take and which road to avoid on your way to work in the morning? Well, good news, Riverdale Park-University Park Patch now has an embeddable map that will let you see where all of those frustrating traffic jams are during the morning or afternoon rush hours. Check back daily to see the map.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Columnist Ann Brennan discusses steps we can take to stay safe while cycling, walking or running through our streets.
Years ago, my family and I went for a hike through the English countryside. We started later than planned, took our time along the winding paths, through the hills of Surrey and finally found ourselves in a knoll that would have been beautiful under different circumstances. Unfortunately for us, we had underestimated how long the circular course would take and found ourselves deep in the woods well after the sun had gone down. Though we tried to make it seem like an adventure, my husband and I were truly worried. We did end up making it out of the woods and safely back to our car, but that had more to do with luck than experience. With this experience in my pocket, you might think I would have learned my lesson. Unfortunately, it is a …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Recent rains from Tropical Storm Lee have left behind a host of road closures, high water and delays.
Update, Sept. 8, 9:45 a.m.: The Prince Geroge's County office of the county executive recently updated the list of road closures, citing several state agencies' recent reports: The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation reported the following County roads closed. This list does not include roadways where high water warning signs have been placed. The State Highway Administration reported the following traffic updates for Prince George’s County: MARC Service: Brunswick and Camden Line passengers: Flash flood warnings are in effect. Trains will operate at reduced speed prepared to stop. Expect possible delays ranging from 15 to 30 minutes en route to Washington. Be advised, The Laurel Station overflow parking lot …