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Fatal Silver Spring Crash Kills 4-Year-Old Boy; Speeding Suspected


Posted on Jun 20, 2013

The Silver Spring accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin recently learned of a car crash in Prince George’s County that took the life of a young boy. The story is as follows:

A little boy from Silver Spring died in a Maryland car accident the evening of Thursday, May 9 when the vehicle in which he was riding crashed into two other vehicles and two utility poles.

According to a preliminary police report from the Prince George’s County Police, a Ford Explorer was traveling southbound along Bladensburg Road shortly before 8 p.m. when the accident happened.

As the driver neared the intersection of 37th Place in Cottage City, the driver apparently didn’t see traffic stopped in front of the vehicle and sideswiped an SUV that was stopped at an intersection traffic light. 

The Explorer spun out of control, crossing through the intersection and crashing into another SUV that was stopped at the same traffic light in the northbound lanes of Bladensburg Road. 

The Explorer then left the road and slammed into two utility poles before finally coming to a stop in a nearby parking lot.

One of the passengers in the Explorer was the 4-year-old boy. Charles Sullivan, who was a resident of the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Another child passenger, reportedly Charles’ sister, was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The driver of the Ford Explorer was also taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. No one else was injured in the Silver Spring accident.

The driver of the Explorer has not yet been identified, pending investigation into the accident. Police believe speed may have been a factor.

We express our deepest condolences to Charles’ family in their time of grief.

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