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Police Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Motorcycle

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 10, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this afternoon in Gaithersburg.

Today, at approximately 1:42 p.m., 6th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Longdraft Road for a report of a personal injury collision involving a motorcycle.  Investigation revealed that a 2001 Suzuki SV650s motorcycle was traveling northbound on Great Seneca Highway approaching Longdraft Road.  A 1998 BMW 528i was traveling southbound on Great Seneca Highway and attempted to make a left hand turn on to Longdraft Road in front of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle collided with the passenger side door of the BMW, and the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle.

An off-duty Montgomery County police officer came upon the collision just after it occurred and rendered first aid, along with a citizen, to the motorcyclist.  The motorcyclist was transported to Shady Grove Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The motorcyclist is identified as Michael George Balcom, age 24, of the 13200 block of Wonderland Way in Germantown.  The driver of the BMW is identified as Toney Williams Moses, age 67, of the 16900 block of Horn Point Drive in Gaithersburg.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 12-207
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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