Speeding Contributed to Prince George’s County Crash That Killed Two
Posted on Dec 08, 2013
Two people died on November 1 in a Maryland car crash. Details of the fatal Prince George’s County accident are below:
A man and a woman died in a two-car accident in Hyattsville the morning of Friday, November 1. Speed has been confirmed as a contributing factor in the crash, according to a preliminary Prince George’s County police investigation. The accident took place around 6 a.m. at the intersection of Riggs Road and Drexel Street.
Jose Cuevas Raudes, 38 years old and a resident of Hyattsville, was driving a red Toyota Camry. He was just starting to turn right from eastbound Drexel Street onto northbound Riggs Road when a black Acura struck his vehicle. A witness to the accident confirmed that Raudes waited until the arrow light turned green before proceeding to turn.
The driver of the Acura has not yet been identified. The male driver reportedly was traveling southbound along Riggs Road when he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road entirely. He then overcorrected, steering into northbound traffic and crashing directly into the front driver’s side of the Camry.
Raudes was pronounced dead at the scene of the Prince George’s County crash. A nursing assistant who witnessed the crash attempted CPR on Raudes’ front-seat passenger, identified as 33-year-old Dilcia Gutierrez Vasquez, a young mother. Vasquez was rushed to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Acura was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Prince George’s County police believe that the driver of the Acura was speeding at the time of the crash and ran a red light. Charges are pending.
The Maryland car crash lawyers of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our sympathies to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragedy.