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Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Collision Involving Bicyclist in Germantown

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 19, 2015

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on October 6, 5th District officers responded to the Germantown Emergency Center (GEC) for a report of a 14-year-old bicyclist who had been struck by a vehicle on Great Seneca Highway at Wisteria Drive in Germantown; the boy was being treated at GEC for non-life-threatening injuries.  The collision had occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. that morning.

The preliminary collision investigation by officers indicated that the bicyclist, on his way to school, was traveling from east to west across Great Seneca Highway at Wisteria Drive in a marked crosswalk. A vehicle, described by the student as a white van, made a left turn from Wisteria Drive onto northbound Great Seneca Highway and struck him. After the collision, the driver of the van initially slowed and then fled from the scene.

The boy has described the driver of the van as a black female in her 50’s who was wearing glasses.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who has information about this collision to please call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

RLG

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Release ID: 15-337
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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