There aren't many details out yet. Here's what is known. The cyclist, David Haywood Williams, 42, was traveling southwest on Southern Avenue in the 1400 block (near the Southern Avenue Metro) when he was struck by a 2004 Chevy Suburban at around 10:45pm Friday night. Before bystanders could render assistance, he was hit by a second car. An eyewitness flagged down an ambulance and the cyclists was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m.
The second car, a dark blue compact with three passengers, drove away when paramedics arrived. Police are looking for that car, believed to by a Toyota or a Nissan.
Asked whether the victim could have been alive after the first impact, Frost said, “We don't know. … They can't say whether the second car definitively caused death or not.” Frost described the location as a “dark area, and at that time it's not heavily traveled." He said the length of time between the two cars striking the victim was not known.
No word on whether the cyclist was wearing lights. I've ridden this road during WAGBRAD a few times, and it is not exactly bike friendly. Drivers drive way too fast (which I am not saying is the case here. I don't know if speed was a factor).