First Fatal Crash Involving Chevrolet Volt Tragically Claims Lives Of 3 Occupants
On 7 PM this past Saturday in Bethesda, Maryland, three occupants within a Chevrolet Volt lost their lives after a devastating collision at an intersection that’s referred to as one of the most dangerous in the state.
A fourth occupant of the Volt is reportedly in serious condition and was immediately hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
According to police, “a BMW was traveling west on River Road when it hit a Volt that was traveling east and attempting to turn left onto Pyle Road,” reports NBC Washington.
To our knowledge this is this first fatality to be recorded in association with a Chevrolet Volt.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy. According to NBC Washington:
“Four people in the Volt, two parents and two children, were all seriously injured from the collision. Michael Buarque De Macedo, 52, Alessandra M. Buarque De Macedo, 53, and Thomas Michael Buarque De Macedo, 17, later died.”
“Helena Buarque De Macedo, 16, has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Helena is a sophomore at Walt Whitman High School; her brother, Thomas, was a senior.”
The driver of the BMW, Ogulkan Atakoglu, 20, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but was still transported to a local trauma center.
Following this deadly incident, the State Highway Administration will open a new investigation into this intersection (described in detail in the video).
No charges have been filed at this time. The police investigation is ongoing.
Source: NBC Washington, Hat tip to Eric!