11-year-old tourist fatally struck in Georgetown

By Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An 11-year-old boy who was apparently visiting Washington with his family was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in Georgetown, officials said.

The boy was struck in the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, just south of 33rd Street, about 6 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

It appeared that he was with his parents and a brother at the time, said Ed Solomon, public safety chairman of the Georgetown Business Improvement District and of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E.

The boy's name had not been released by officials as of late Monday, and the name of his home town was also withheld. Police said only that the boy was visiting from Texas.

The boy suffered a severe head injury and died Monday in a hospital, according to authorities.

A resident of the 1600 block of 33rd Street, which is just west of the scene of the incident, said he heard a bang that was loud enough to send him out to his porch.

Once outside, he said, he saw a man running along 33rd Street.

The man told him that "a child had been hit" and that he was going to the nearby firehouse on Dent Place NW to get help.

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