An officer with the Prince George’s County Police Department died on Thursday, October 18, from injuries he sustained in a Maryland car accident while off duty.
Police Officer First Class Kevin Bowden, age 28, was headed home shortly after 3:00 p.m. when the accident occurred.
Bowden was traveling northbound in a police cruiser on Branch Avenue. As he approached the intersection of Surratts Road in Clinton, he collided with an SUV in the intersection.
The impact of the collision caused Bowden to lose control of his cruiser and crash into a nearby utility pole. He was rushed to Southern Maryland Hospital Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The female driver of the SUV has not yet been identified and was taken to Prince George’s Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation suggests that the SUV driver may have been attempting to avoid another vehicle and in doing so hit the police cruiser. Speed may also have been a factor.
Bowden had been with the police department for six years and was currently assigned to District IV. He was a resident of Clinton and the father of two children, a 10-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter.
Bowden is the second county police officer to die in a Maryland auto accident within the last two months. Adrian Morris died in August when his police cruiser crashed while chasing a burglary suspect along Interstate 95.
The attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin express our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Bowden and thank him for his service.