Two motorcyclists were killed this weekend in separate crashes when the drivers of sport utility vehicles failed to yield to the bikes, according to Prince George’s County Police.
The most recent accident happened about 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Central Avenue and Cindy Lane in Capitol Heights when an SUV and motorcycle collided, killing the motorcyclist.
The victim is identified as Allen Joseph Washington, 24, of the 3400 block of 23rd Street in Southeast Washington.
Police say the driver of the SUV tried to make a left turn from eastbound Central Avenue onto Cindy Lane. Washington, who was westbound on Central Avenue, collided with the SUV. Preliminarily, it appears the driver of the SUV failed to yield the right of way to Washington, police say.
Washington was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was not hurt and stayed on the scene after the accident.
The first fatal crash happened about 7 p.m. Friday at the intersection of northbound Indian Head Highway and Wilson Bridge Drive in Oxon Hill.
The victim is
identified as motorcyclist Phillip Walker, 42, of the 2300 block of Medinah
Ridge Road in Accokeek.
Police believe the driver of the SUV attempted to make a U-turn onto northbound Indian Head Highway from the southbound lane. Walker, who was northbound on Indian Head Highway, struck the SUV. Preliminarily, it appears the driver of the SUV failed to yield the right of way to Walker’s motorcycle.
The driver of the SUV was not injured. Walker died of his injuries at a hospital, police say.
Anyone with information on either accident is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 306-5640. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cellphone, or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.