Man With Possible Car Trouble Struck, Killed on BW Parkway

Accident Shut Down Southbound Lanes Near Laurel for Hours

Friday, Nov 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:01 AM EDT
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Man With Possible Car Trouble Struck, Killed on BW Parkway

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The southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway have reopened after a deadly accident overnight.

A man was struck and killed on the Parkway just north of Route 197 around 1 a.m. Friday, which had the road shut down for several hours.

Police said the victim had pulled over onto the side of the road, and was outside the car when he was struck. It’s not clear if the car had broken down or if the driver was trying to perform some repair work.

Several other vehicles were also involved, but everyone stayed on the scene.

The name of the victim has not been released. Investigators tried to reconstruct the accident and are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Police say this is a reminder to everyone to who may break down on the side of the highway. "When people’s vehicles become disabled, it’s critical that they get off the road if they can, as far off the roadway as possible," Sergeant David Schlosser, U.S. Park Police told NBC 4 Washington. 

"If you have any concerns about your safety, notify the police department and we can come by and help you as far as traffic control... we don’t want to see anything like this happen," Sergeant Schlosser added.  


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