Silver Spring Man Struck by Car in Aspen Hill, Dies

Fatal collision occurred Monday night at Georgia Avenue and Heathfield Road.

A 59-year-old man from Silver Spring was hit by a car in Aspen Hill Monday night and later died of his injuries, according to Montgomery County police.

Frank Sedwick, of the 1200 block of Downs Drive, was crossing Georgia Avenue from west to east at Heathfield Road in Aspen Hill when he was struck by a white 2005 Nissan Altima traveling southbound, according to a statement from police.

Police and fire and rescue personnel responded at 10:20 p.m. Sedwick was flown to Suburban Hospital, where he died.

Police have identified the driver of the Altima as Victoria Carter, 24, of the 19000 block of Fuller Heights Road in Triangle, VA.

The circumstances of the accident remain under investigation.  Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

Ricardo Hernandez June 08, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Victoria carter is my aunt
ROBERT SCHROEDER June 08, 2013 at 09:04 PM
I am so sorry & you all are in my prayers
Costco Gas Man June 09, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Ian's comment that motorists are required to always yield to pedestrians is misleading and incorrect. They must yield when the pedestrian follows the law. What is the law? Pedestrians at unmarked crosswalks must make sure that it is safe to cross. That's right. The onus is on the pedestrian, not the motorist as Ian implies. Here is a good analysis from an attorney. http://mt.portnerandshure.com/portner_and_shure/maryland_car_accident_blog/2012/08/the-best-maryland-injury-lawyers-know-crosswalks-do-you.html This means that a pedestrian who crosses a street without using a crosswalk has the responsibility of making sure that no car hits them. This is important because many people believe that the operators of vehicles have the responsibility not to hit pedestrians. Yet, it is pedestrians who have the responsibility of not being struck by a vehicle when crossing at a location other than a crosswalk. Therefore, pedestrian accidents that occur outside of a crosswalk often lead to no personal injury recovery for such automobile accident victims. Maryland is one of the few states that requires its personal injury attorneys to confront the rule of contributory negligence.
Ian Brett Cooper June 09, 2013 at 01:29 PM
My comments are not incorrect - they reflect the law as it stands. I never said that motorists are required to always yield to pedestrians - you made that up. In fact I specifically said that pedestrians must yield to vehicles between intersections. But anyway, you cannot just mow down a pedestrian even if he's not obeying the law. If you do, you risk being charged with vehicular manslaughter. Failure to yield does not carry a death sentence, and even if it did, motorists are not licensed to carry out the sentence. EVERYONE has the responsibility to avoid collisions on the road. I suggest you re-read the Maryland Driver's Handbook.
Costco Gas Man June 09, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Incredibly, Ian now claims he knows more then the attorney who knows the law. You are implying that pedestrians can just step out at an unmarked crosswalk without caution and that motorists must always yield. If that's not what you're implying then you're a poor communicator. In fact, you can mow down a pedestrian who does not follow the law so you're absolutely incorrect on that also. You are a person who may lead someone to their death with your misinformation and I'm not making that up either. Get your facts straight. Even though everyone has a duty to avoid a collision the article I posted above makes it clear that in most circumstnaces pedestrians have the onus on them, NOT THE MOTORIST. If you believe other wise you're a fool.


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