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Police Investigate Pedestrian Collision, MCP Cruiser Involved

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious pedestrian collision involving a marked Montgomery County Police cruiser.

On Tuesday, May 20, at approximately 10:54 p.m., a Montgomery County police officer was responding to a call for domestic violence.  As he was driving on Chestnut Street approaching E. Diamond Avenue, he struck a pedestrian in the roadway.  He immediately stopped, made notifications over the radio, and began rendering aid.  Other Montgomery County and Gaithersburg officers responded as did Fire/Rescue personnel.  The 61-year-old African-American male pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the officer was responding with the vehicle's lights and siren activated, the 61-year-old male was not within the crosswalk when the collision occurred, the vehicle's air bag was not deployed as a result of the collision, and the officer was not injured in the crash.  Other factors surrounding the collision such as vehicle speed and the traffic signal cycle remain under investigation.

The pedestrian's identity will be released when his family is notified.  The police officer, a seven-year veteran, will be identified later today during business hours.

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 or call the police non-emergency number at 301.279.8000. Callers may remain anonymous.


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Release ID: 14-146
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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