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1.13.13 Traffic Bicycle Fatality 700 Blk Morton St., NW Antonio Alvarez-Benitez

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  • Press, MPD (MPD)
    Contact: Officer Paul Metcalf (202-727-4383) January 13, 2013 Fatal Bicycle Accident: 700 Block of Morton Street, NW (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 13, 2013
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      Contact: Officer Paul Metcalf (202-727-4383)

       

      January 13, 2013

       

       

       Fatal Bicycle Accident: 700 Block of Morton Street, NW

       

      (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating the fatal bicycle accident which occurred in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.

       

      On Saturday, January 12, 2013, at approximately 4:53 am, a Fourth District Officer was flagged down in reference to an unconscious person in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.  Upon arrival, the officer located an unconscious adult male bicyclist lying in the roadway.   The investigation revealed that it was apparent that the property the victim had tied down became loose, fell, and lodged within the front fender, spokes and forks of the bicycle causing the victim to lose control and fall.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

       

      The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Antonio Alvarez-Benitez of Northwest, Washington, DC.

       

      Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

       

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    • Sal
      Are you saying that someone died from a bicycle fall?  It was apparent?Sal ... From: Press, MPD (MPD) Subject: [MPD-5D] 1.13.13 Traffic
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 13, 2013
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        Are you saying that someone died from a bicycle fall?  It was apparent?
        Sal

        --- On Sun, 1/13/13, Press, MPD (MPD) <mpd.press@...> wrote:

        From: Press, MPD (MPD) <mpd.press@...>
        Subject: [MPD-5D] 1.13.13 Traffic Bicycle Fatality 700 Blk Morton St., NW Antonio Alvarez-Benitez
        To: "mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com" <mpd-5d@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 4:16 PM

         

        Contact: Officer Paul Metcalf (202-727-4383)

         

        January 13, 2013

         

         

         Fatal Bicycle Accident: 700 Block of Morton Street, NW

         

        (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating the fatal bicycle accident which occurred in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.

         

        On Saturday, January 12, 2013, at approximately 4:53 am, a Fourth District Officer was flagged down in reference to an unconscious person in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.  Upon arrival, the officer located an unconscious adult male bicyclist lying in the roadway.   The investigation revealed that it was apparent that the property the victim had tied down became loose, fell, and lodged within the front fender, spokes and forks of the bicycle causing the victim to lose control and fall.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

         

        The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Antonio Alvarez-Benitez of Northwest, Washington, DC.

         

        Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

         

        Support the DC One Fund Campaign, Each One Give One.
        Learn more at
        www.dconefund.org or www.onefund.dc.gov.  One City, Working Together! 

         


      • Taylor Armstrong
        If he was not wearing a helmet, a fall could easily be fatal. As a cyclist for the past 25+ years, I have absolutely no trouble believing it. Anything lodging
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 15, 2013
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          If he was not wearing a helmet, a fall could easily be fatal.  As a cyclist for the past 25+ years, I have absolutely no trouble believing it.  Anything lodging in the front fork/fender would cause a very abrupt stop, along with potential loss of steering control.  You could be easily thrown from the bike and land head-first.  Especially if he was traveling at any decent speed, this could easily prove fatal.

          On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Sal <saleem9@...> wrote:
           

          Are you saying that someone died from a bicycle fall?  It was apparent?
          Sal
           
           Fatal Bicycle Accident: 700 Block of Morton Street, NW

           

          (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating the fatal bicycle accident which occurred in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.

           

          On Saturday, January 12, 2013, at approximately 4:53 am, a Fourth District Officer was flagged down in reference to an unconscious person in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.  Upon arrival, the officer located an unconscious adult male bicyclist lying in the roadway.   The investigation revealed that it was apparent that the property the victim had tied down became loose, fell, and lodged within the front fender, spokes and forks of the bicycle causing the victim to lose control and fall.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

           

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