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Police Investigate Hit and Run Bicycle Collision on Route 108 in Laytonsville Area

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8/15/14 - UPDATE:

A witness to this hit-and-run run collision contacted the police department with additional information about the striking vehicle.

The witness described the striking vehicle as:

  • a silver Toyota 4Runner
  • with a Maryland “War of 1812” (Star-Spangled) license plate - see example below
  • The tag should be similar to: 2 , unknown letter, unknown letter, 3, 9, 5 , 6 - see example below. The numbers may not all be correct.
  • Anyone with information on the striking vehicle is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

2    ?   ?  3   9   5   6



Original Release:

On August 9 at approximately 1:50 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the area of Laytonsville Road (Route 108) and Rocky Road for the report of a personal injury collision.

Preliminary investigation by officers and information received from witnesses has revealed that a bicyclist was traveling east on Route 108 and was riding with traffic.  A vehicle also traveling east on Route 108 attempted to pass the bicyclist in the area of Rocky Road by traveling into the westbound lane of Route 108.  The vehicle then swerved back into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with a westbound vehicle, striking the bicyclist.  The vehicle then continued traveling east on Route 108 and did not stop.  The bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The bicyclist is being identified as Kurt Zwally, age 44, of Silver Spring.

Witnesses to the collision describe the striking vehicle as a gray or silver sport utility vehicle (SUV).  There is no further description of the vehicle.

Anyone who has information about this hit-and-run collision is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.

The Police Department also wants people to remember to "Share the Road" safely with other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  Whether you are driving your car, truck, SUV, RV, riding your bike, or merely walking, you share the road with other vehicles and drivers.


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Release ID: 14-290
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases