Two pedestrians, a man and a woman, have died following a hit-and-run accident that occurred early morning on Friday, Jan. 6 in Prince George’s County.
Michael Thomas, 55, and Mildred Freeman, 62, were attempting to cross Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill around 7 a.m. when a small gray car hit them, according to witnesses who saw the accident happen.
A spokesman from the Prince George’s County Police Department said the two pedestrians were in the center left-hand turning lane waiting to finish crossing the street when they were hit. They were not in the crosswalk at the time.
Though Maryland State Law requires that a driver stop at the scene of an accident with injuries, the person driving the gray compact car instead fled the scene, which is a felony charge.
Thomas and Freeman were both taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. Thomas, whose injuries appeared to be non-threatening at first, suddenly got worse and died Friday night. Freeman died Saturday afternoon. It was not immediately known how Thomas and Freeman knew each other.
The accident is still under investigation. Police are looking for more information regarding the vehicle, which was headed east on Oxon Hill Road, or its driver. Anyone with information is asked to call the police’s investigative unit at 301-306-5640 or, to make an anonymous tip, call Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477.
The experienced Maryland wrongful death attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the families of Michael Thomas and Mildred Freeman.