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Man dies in two-vehicle crash in northeast Washington

By Alpert Schreyer on January 31, 2017

AccidentThe Washington Post reports that on Wednesday, Jan. 11, a man died in a crash involving two vehicles. The man who died was Winnell Rocquies Baker. He was 35 and lived in Landover Hills, Md., near Cheverly in Prince George’s County.

The crash took place on New York Avenue in northeast Washington, near the NoMa-Gallaudet University metro station, during the evening rush hour, around 6:10 p.m.

Police described the crash to the Post: Baker, driving a Kia Optima, was headed west on New York Avenue NE and struck another vehicle that was traveling the same way. The impact of this contact caused the Kia to go over a curb and crash, sideways, into a light pole.

The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries.

Driving safely in a large city

Washington, D.C. can be a stressful place to drive especially during rush hour. Even if you are accustomed to driving in a large city,  it’s good to keep in mind that when traffic is bad and roads are crowded, there is more potential for accidents. Here are some tips on safe city driving, courtesy of

  • Focus on the road. Send all texts and emails before you hit the road. It’s a bad idea to eat while driving, and don’t save your makeup routine for the road. Paying attention to what is happening around you is the single most important thing you can do to prevent yourself from causing or being involved in an accident.
  • Stay calm. It’s so easy for some of us to give in to road rage when we’re dealing with traffic, but remember that getting angry does no one any good. Listen to music or an audio book to chill out, if you need to be able to focus on something other than the person who just cut you off. The safest thing to do in traffic is to just go with the flow. Don’t get aggressive.
  • Something that helps you avoid road rage is a cushion of time. Make your commute less stressful by giving yourself more time than you think the trip will take.
  • Make sure your car is in good shape. This is an essential concern for any type of trip.

In case of an accident, call us.

Some accidents can’t be prevented, but some can. Negligent drivers make the roads an even more dangerous place. If you are a victim in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, there’s help.

From personal injury to wrongful death, if you or someone you know has been injured or otherwise hurt in an accident that you believe was the result of someone else’s negligence, there is no time to waste. In case of injury, always seek medical attention first. Then it is time to take action by contacting the experienced Maryland personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. Tell us your story, give us the facts and we can help you fight for the rightful compensation you deserve.


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