Pedestrian Deaths in the County (Demo)

Robert Shipley Auerbach, a prominent lawyer for the Green Party, was struck about 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12th while walking across Hanover Parkway near Ora Glen Drive in Greenbelt, Md.  Mr. Auerbach is the second Green Party member to die in Prince George’s County after being struck by a grey Mercedes Benz.  The car did not stop but the driver was later tracked down.  So far no charges.   In 2010, Natasha Pettigrew, a Green Party candidate who sought to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, died after she was struck by a SUV on southbound Route 202. The 30-year-old had been bicycling early Sunday when the sports utility vehicle struck her.
 

Robert Auerbach
Robert Auerbach

Robert “Bob” Auerbach was 92 years old; he served as the first president of Maryland’s Green Party.  A statement was released by the party, “Bob was born in New York City in 1919 and had been active in civil rights, anti-war and environmental activism since the 1930s. He had worked as a librarian and lived in Greenbelt, in Prince George’s County, for the past fifty years.”  PGC Blog offers its deepest condolences to the family.
Another pedestrian fatality took place in Fort Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13th at 6:30 am, police officers responded to the 9200 block of Livingston Road in Fort Washington for a traffic accident.  The man, 46 year old Terraine Saunders, was suffering from trauma sustained in the collision.  He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  Terraine Saunders was walking along this corridor with his wife; they lived about a mile from the scene of the accident.  Mr. Saunders pushed his wife out of the way, to safety.  My goodness.   PGC Blog sends condolences and speaks peace to the Saunders family.

 The preliminary investigation suggests the driver of a green Subaru fell asleep while traveling on Livingston Road. The man’s vehicle left the roadway, jumped a curb, and struck the man who was on the sidewalk. A woman who was also on the sidewalk was not hurt. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. Speed, alcohol, and/or drugs are not currently believed to be factors in this accident. The investigation is ongoing.

 
PGC Blog People:  Please be careful out there.
 
 

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