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Detectives Investigate Serious Hit-and-Run Collision Involving Pedestrian; Police Ask for Help in Locating Striking Vehicle and Driver

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating a serious, hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian that occurred last night on Route 29. The 17-year-old male pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized in serious condition. Detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate the striking vehicle and driver involved in this collision. Investigators are also asking for any possible witnesses to this collision to please call the Montgomery County Police Department.

Last night (November 2) at approximately 10:20 p.m., two Montgomery County Police officers, investigating a matter unrelated to this collision, were traveling north on Route 29 (Columbia Pike) in the area of Tech Road. As the two officers passed the intersection of Tech Road, they observed an injured person lying near the road on the northbound side of Route 29. Officers determined that the injured person was a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) detectives responded to the collision scene.

Based on the investigation at the scene, CRU detectives have determined that the pedestrian, identified as Quasim Shinar Williams, age 17, of Harlequin Terrace in Silver Spring, was crossing Route 29 from west to east in the area of Tech Road. A vehicle traveling north on Route 29 struck Williams in the northbound lanes and left the scene. It is unknown if there are any witnesses to this collision.

Based on vehicle evidence at the scene, detectives believe that the striking vehicle may be a dark gray Honda sport utility vehicle (SUV), possibly a dark gray Honda Pilot. The vehicle is missing the passenger side mirror and may have front end damage.

Investigators are asking that anyone who witnessed the collision, anyone who saw something suspicious in the area around the time of the collision, or anyone who has information about the suspect driver or vehicle (location, repairs made to it, etc.) to immediately call Montgomery County Police at 301-279-8000.

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Release ID: 15-356
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: serious-collision