Police Search for FedEx Field Hit-and-Run Driver

Redskins fan in hospital after being hit leaving game

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    Police are looking for the driver of a car that struck a Redskins fan leaving FedEx Field after the team's Monday night game earlier this month.

    The Redskins game against the New York Giants on Dec. 21 was a blowout.  David Cook Sr., 48, and his son were among the many Skins fans who left the game early. While stopped at a red light on Landover Road, Cook apparently had second thoughts and said it was not right to leave the game.  He exited the car to return to FedEx Field and was struck by a gray Honda Accord.  The driver fled the scene. Police who were directing traffic at the Landover red light were unable to get a tag number for the car. 

    Redskins Fan Critically Injured in Hit and Run Leaving FedEx Field.

    [DC] Redskins Fan Critically Injured in Hit and Run Leaving FedEx Field.
    Police are searching for the driver of a car who struck a Redskins fan leaving FedEx Field. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009)

    The victim's family said they can't believe the driver did not stop.

    "Emotionally, it leaves us wondering who did this, how could they not stop, how could you do this to another human being," said David Cook, Jr. "My mom is at my dad's side every minute she can, all through the day.  All you can think about is if he's going to be OK."

    The victim's wife is worried about her husband and the medical bill.
    "I feel like most people would stop if they hit a dog or a deer," Karen Cook said.  "This is a human being. They had to know they hit him, he went onto the hood."
    David Cook Sr. was taken by ambulance to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he remains in intensive care with skull and facial fractures.
    Prince George's County Police said the hit-and-run is under investigation. They are asking anyone who might have seen the accident or who knows about a gray Honda Accord needing body repair to call the Prince George's County Crimestoppers at 1-866-411-8477.  All calls will be kept confidential.