Posted on Sep 08, 2013

An infant was critically injured in a Maryland truck accident along the Capital Beltway on August 18. Maryland State Police believe alcohol and aggressive driving may have contributed to the serious crash. 

Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue crews and state Troopers were called to the scene of a serious accident with injury on the inner loop of the Beltway around 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 18. The accident occurred on the southbound lanes of the inner loop, near Exit 13 for Ritchie Marlboro Road.

According to police, 21-year-old Davonte Keyvon Moon was behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima with a female passenger (not identified) in the front seat and an infant in a car seat in the back. Moon apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the center median. The car then careened out of control back onto the freeway, where it was hit by a southbound tractor-trailer.

When rescue crews arrived at the scene, the three people in the Nissan were trapped in the vehicle. Rescue crews extricated Moon and the female passenger and transported them to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The infant was rushed to Children’s Hospital with what were thought to be potentially life-threatening injuries. 

According to a preliminary report, police believe that Moon was driving aggressively and was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. His blood-alcohol content (BAC) level has not been released, and no charges have been made at this point. Police have also said that the truck driver, 25-year-old Thorell Smith, of Philadelphia, could not have avoided the crash.

We wish the infant and other injured parties fast and complete recoveries.

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