Sunday, October 31, 2010
Ghostbike placed in the 1400 Block of Southern Avenue SE, Washington DC.
From DC police reports:
On Friday, June 4, 2010, at approximately 10:43 pm, David Haywood Williams, 42, was on his bicycle traveling southwest in the 1400 Block of Southern Avenue SE when he was struck by a 2004 Chevy Suburban. The driver initially left the scene unaware that anyone had been struck, but did respond back to the scene of the collision. After being struck by the Chevy Suburban, Mr. Williams was struck by a second vehicle.
An eyewitness to the crash alerted an ambulance and described the vehicle as dark blue compact, possibly a Toyota or Nissan. Once DC Fire and EMS personnel arrived on the scene, the occupants of the second vehicle fled the scene without making their identities known.
Mr. Williams, of the 3400 block of 22nd Street, SE was transported to Prince George’s County Hospital and pronounced dead at 11:38 pm. The driver of the Chevy Suburban did not sustain any injuries and was transported to the Major Crash Unit pending investigation, which is still ongoing.
The ghostbike was placed by the WABA- Washington Area Bicyclists Association - and a vigil was held in his memory by friends and family.