Washington DC Motor Vehicle Crash Leaves One Person Dead and Six Others Injured

A Washington DC traffic crash involving a van and a Toyota Camry has resulted in six injuries and one death. The auto accident occurred at around 7pm on Monday in Southeast DC.

According to witnesses, a speeding van drove over the center median on Alabama Avenue and into the path of an oncoming Toyota. The van rolled over a number of times before catching fire. Some 50 fire workers arrived at the crash scene where utility wires had been knocked down and there was a fuel spill.

The Camry’s driver, 37-year-old Mary Elizabeth Wimbush, died at the crash site. Four children who were riding in the car sustained serious injuries. One of the child victims, a 2-year-old girl, was ejected from the vehicle. All of them were taken to Children’s National Medical Center and admitted in critical condition.

The driver of the van and an unidentified passenger also sustained injuries. The van’s driver, Ajene Jones, 34, was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Washington DC Car Accidents

Washington DC car crashes can lead to serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severed limbs, and disfigurement. In addition to costly medical and rehabilitation expenses and other losses, a DC traffic crash can take a huge physical, emotional, and/or financial toll on the victims and family members.

You may be able to file a Washington DC car accident case or wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for your traffic crash. It is important that you explore your legal options with an DC injury lawyer before agreeing to settle with the negligent party.

Traffic Fatality on Alabama Avenue, SE, DC.gov, April 20, 2010
Washington D.C. automobile accident: 1 killed, 6 injured in car vs. van crash, Justice News Flash, April 20, 2010
Man Charged in Deadly Crash in Southeast DC, MyFoxDC.com, April 20, 2010
Related Web Resources:

District Department of Transportation

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2009, NHTSA (PDF)

Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog

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