Fatal accidents are unintended collisions involving a motor vehicle which results in the death of an involved individual within 30 days of the crash. These collisions are always thoroughly investigated and reconstructed. If negligence or other criminal violations are discovered during the investigation the incident is presented to the Office of the States Attorney for Prince George’s County for criminal indictment or prosecution.
These data include all fatal accidents investigated by PGPD within Prince George’s County, regardless of primary jurisdiction. For example, if a fatal collision occurs within a town/city that is serviced by a municipal agency, but that agency requests PGPD to investigate the accident, those totals are included herein.
A fatal accident which has a value of "Municipality" within the "District" field indicates the location of incident falls within the primary jurisdiction of a municipal town or city and not within the primary jurisdiction of the Prince George’s County Police Department.