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Police Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in Wheaton

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious pedestrian collision that occurred today at approximately 9:00 a.m. in the area of Veirs Mill Road at Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1998 Honda Accord and a white 2012 Nissan van (NV 2500) were traveling southbound on Veirs Mill Road before it intersects with Georgia Avenue. The driver of the Honda made an unsafe lane change from the middle lane to the left lane and struck the Nissan which was traveling in the left lane. The impact of the collision propelled the Nissan up onto the curb of the roadway where it struck a pedestrian who was walking on the median.

The pedestrian was transported to Suburban Hospital where she is being treated for potentially life-threatening injuries. She has been identified as Mary Josephine Fish, age 52, of the 11500 block of Cordwall Drive in Beltsville.

The driver of the Honda was identified as Felicitas Cayo  Carpio, age 37, of the 1000 block of University Boulevard East, in Silver Spring. The driver of the Nissan was identified as Eric Seeling, age 26, of the 4500 block of N. Woods Trail in Hampstead, Maryland. Neither driver was injured in the collision.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

LB

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Release ID: 13-160
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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