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Man hospitalized after leaping from moving car, attempting to climb semi truck


A man was killed in Maryland on Thursday afternoon after exiting his moving vehicle and attempting to board a semi truck. 

The incident occurred on April 15th near the College Park Barrack in Maryland. 

Police initially responded to the scene after receiving reports of “a body lying in the roadway.” The truck driver involved in the incident told police that he witnessed the man “jump out of the open driver’s side window and attempt to jump” onto the back of his rig. The driver then explained that he saw the man’s Honda “continue to travel without anyone inside the vehicle,” before it struck a guardrail and came to a stop. Multiple witnesses described the incident similarly, reported ABC 7 News.

“Upon their arrival, the body of a man wearing black sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt was found lying in the travel portion of I-495,” a police release states. “A black Honda Accord was located on the right shoulder with the engine running and in neutral.” 

The man has since been identified as 30-year-old Mahmoud Diop of Washington, D.C. He was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. His current condition has not been released. 


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