Posted on Aug 08, 2012

One man is dead after an attempted robbery and subsequent car accident in Prince George’s County on Sunday, July 15.

According to Prince George’s County police, would-be robbers approached a group of pedestrians walking along the 1200 block of Oates Street in Fairmount Heights around 1:00 a.m. 

The robbers had guns and forced the pedestrians to lie on the ground in the street. Police believe the men intended to rob the victims of their possessions.

However, as they attempted to approach a woman who was still in her vehicle a few feet away, the woman became scared and tried to drive away.

In her fright, she apparently forgot or did not see the others on the ground in front of her vehicle and ran over one of the victims. Police do not believe her actions were intentional or that she knew the man.

The man, whose name has not been released yet, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not named the woman who ran over him.

The would-be robbers ran away from the scene and have not been found yet. There currently is no good description of the men, who were wearing masks and carrying handguns.

The man was the third victim in Prince George’s County to die in a span of six hours. Earlier that evening, another man died after being shot in the 1400 block of Kanawha Street in Langley Park. A woman also died after a tow truck struck and killed her near the intersection of Riggs Road and University Boulevard.

Prince George’s County police still are investigating all three incidents.

The wrongful death attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest condolences to the families involved in these unfortunate events.

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