Young Victim Unidentified in DC Pedestrian Accident

By Peter DePaolis

A pedestrian accident involving a Buick and a small boy left the boy with serious injuries late last month in Northeast DC. Unfortunately, no one can identify the small victim and DC police need the public’s help.

According to a report at, the victim is an African-American male weighing about 85 pounds and 4 feet 6 inches tall. Around 10:30 a.m., the boy was crossing the street in the 1100 block of Eastern Avenue when a black Buick struck him. The driver got out of his vehicle to assist, but the boy was alone at the time of the accident. Rescue workers transported him to Children’s Hospital where doctors say his condition is serious.

As of the writing of this blog post, authorities are still searching for anyone with information on the boy’s identity. He was wearing blue jeans and black sneakers when the car struck him in the intersection.

It is fortunate that the driver stopped to help the young victim. Pedestrian accidents in crosswalks can occur because traffic is too heavy at some intersections. In other instances, drivers fail to see a designated crosswalk for pedestrians.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.