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Bicyclist Donna Holliday Clark, 56, dies in hit-and-run by street-racing cars on Ritchie Road in Capitol Heights, Maryland

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:35am
Accident Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015

Woman fatally struck in hit-and-run by 2 vehicles street racing in Capitol Heights

A woman has died after she was struck in a fatal hit-and-run by two vehicles street racing, police said. She later died from her injuries. Prince George's County police said the unidentified woman was taken to a local trauma center in serious condition with life-threatening injuries. One vehicle is believed to be a black Dodge Charger, or something similar, and the second is believed to be a black sports car. Friday, June 26 in the 800 block of Ritchie Road in Capitol Heights.

Cyclist struck by car in Capitol Heights dies

A woman riding a bike was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident in Capitol Heights late Friday night and pronounced dead Saturday morning. Prince George'€™s County police said the woman was riding southbound on Ritchie Road when she was struck. The police also said that a black Dodge Charger and another black sports car had been drag racing on Ritchie Road just prior to the accident.

Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Was Biking Home

A woman struck and killed by a car in Capitol Heights, Maryland, Friday night was riding her bike home, her family said. A witness who called for an ambulance said two cars appeared to be racing southbound when they passed the witness'€™ car. A black or dark-colored Dodge Charger struck Clark and kept going, police believe. Donna Holliday Clark, 56, of Forestville, was a fitness enthusiast, but she wasn'€™t out for exercise when she was struck about 11 p.m. on Ritchie Road. Clark was struck from behind, investigators said.
Topics: 
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Donna Holliday Clark
Roadway: 
Ritchie Road

Comments

Since the bike remained on the scene, please tell us: Were tail and herald light affixed to it? Was there any evidence to support that legally required nightime bicycle lighting system was being used at time of impact, by the victim vehicle? Was lighting possibly a contributory factor?

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