Thursday, April 4, 2013
The incident occurred around 1:34 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.
An adult male was taken to a local hospital as a precaution Thursday afternoon after he was hit by a car near Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, according to Beth Anne Nesselt, public information officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The victim sustained minor injuries. Rescue workers were dispatched around 1:34 p.m., Nesselt said. See Patch's interactive map of pedestrian incidents in Montgomery County this year. Since January 2013, Patch.com websites have reported 15 pedestrians and one bicyclist hit by vehicles. (Tip: Click the screen to move the map.)
Monday, April 1, 2013
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, The Washington Post reported.
The driver of a dark-colored truck that hit a pedestrian Saturday morning at Piney Branch Road and Arliss Street in the Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring did not stay on the scene, according to a report from The Washington Post. Montgomery County police responded around 8:15 a.m. March 30. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, The Post reported.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Montgomery County Patch.com websites reported two pedestrian incidents this week, including a fatality in Gaithersburg. A map below features dates and details of the 14 incidents reported this year, including six fatalities.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Officials call it 'unacceptable;' others blame pedestrians.
Just 10 weeks into 2013, Montgomery County Patch sites have reported 12 incidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists struck by vehicles. Among those, four pedestrians and one bicyclist were killed, with all of the fatalities occurring in the middle and eastern portions of the county. Ken Silverman, an analyst for Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist 4) of Silver Spring, detailed the cluster of fatalities in Silver Spring and Wheaton on Navarro’s blog and called the deaths "simply unacceptable." Silverman also reported that Ben Ross of Action Committee for Transit suggested that police aggressively ticket drivers who speed or fail to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. Click here to read the post on Navarro's blog. …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A bicyclist's death this week marked the fifth fatal collision in the eastern and middle areas of Montgomery County since late January.
A 23-year-old man died after a car struck his bicycle in downtown Silver Spring Sunday, the latest casualty in a series of collisions that have unsettled Montgomery County residents. Since Jan. 22, four pedestrians — and now one cyclist — have died in Silver Spring and Aspen Hill. Three were killed while crossing the road, another while she stood on the sidewalk. Two additional pedestrians survived strikes by cars, but sustained injuries. One did not appear to have major injuries, but another went to the hospital in serious condition. Ken Silverman, an analyst for Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro, created a map showing the locations of five of these collisions. Silverman says that Montgomery County police should "…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The man was sent to a local trauma center in serious condition, said fire and rescue officials.
A 75-year-old man is in serious condition at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda after he was hit by a car Thursday morning near the intersection of Colesville Road and North Noyes Drive in Silver Spring. The pedestrian was identified as John Skelton Williams, of the 9000 block of Sligo Creek Parkway, in Silver Spring. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to the scene around 9:32 a.m., according to Beth Anne Nesselt, a spokesperson for the department. A silver 2005 Honda Accord traveling north on Colesville Road hit Williams as he was crossing Colesville Road from east to west, just north of North Noyes Drive, Montgomery County police said in a news release. The driver was identified as Dennis Stewart, 49, of the 9000 …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Three pedestrians have been struck and killed within weeks of each other in Montgomery County. What can be done to ensure pedestrian safety?
In a span of just three weeks, three pedestrians have been fatally hit by cars in Montgomery County. Police say the collisions aren't related and that pedestrian deaths have happened "in bunches" in the past. Details on the deaths: Jan. 22: A 53-year-old Beltsville woman drove her 2002 Mitsubishi Montero onto a sidewalk, hitting Georgina Afful-Asare, 54, of the Briggs Chaney neighborhood Silver Spring. Afful-Asare was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries. Feb. 7: Charles Oppong Aboagye, 44, of the White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring, died after being hit by a Nissa Altima while crossing the southbound lanes of Route 29 at Oak Leaf Drive. A 43-year-old woman from Columbia, MD, was heading south of Route 29 when she hit…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Georgina Afful-Asare, 54, died of injuries sustained after a car drove onto a sidewalk and hit her.
A pedestrian struck and killed by a car Tuesday, Jan.22, near Orchard Center has been identified as Georgina Afful-Asare, 54, of the Briggs Chaney neighborhood of Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County police. Afful-Asare was hit by a 2002 maroon Mitsubishi Montero as she walked on a sidewalk on Broadbirch Drive, police said. She was taken to Crowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she died of her injuries. Police said they are investigating why the driver steered her vehicle onto the curb, across the grass and eventually along the sidewalk. The driver, Jane W. Ndungu Maranga, 53, of Beltsville, was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Anyone who witnessed this collision and has not yet spoken with detectives is…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Fire and rescue officials said the woman did not sustain serious injuries.
An adult female was stuck by a car in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue confirmed. Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene around 2:52 p.m. The woman is not believed to have sustained serious injuries and was taken to MedStar Washington Medical Center in Washington, DC as part of a routine exam. A spokesperson for Montgomery County Police was unable to confirm whether the department will investigate.