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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian-Involved Collision

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a collision that occurred in the Aspen Hill area this morning and involved four high school students being struck at a bus stop.

On Tuesday, October 9 at approximately 6:56 a.m., officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the 13600 block of Georgia Avenue (MD- 97) for the report of a collision involving multiple pedestrians.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2007 Ford Five Hundred had exited a gas station located at 13615 Georgia Avenue and was traveling northbound Georgia Avenue.  A white 2014 Volkswagen Jetta was also traveling northbound Georgia Avenue.  For reasons still under investigation, the two vehicles collided and the Volkswagen then left the roadway.  The Volkswagen struck four John F. Kennedy High School students who were waiting for the school bus on the sidewalk at a bus stop in the 13600 block of Georgia Avenue.

The driver of the Volkswagen, identified as Henri Josue Guevara Chicas, age 21, of Galvez Street in Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford Five Hundred, Saihou Bunama Bojang, age 25, of Featherwood Court in Silver Spring, was not injured.  A 25-year-old passenger in the vehicle was also not injured.

The four pedestrians include a 15-year-old male, two, 14-year-old females, and a 15-year-old female.

The 15-year-old male was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The three female pedestrians were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLI

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Release ID: 18-429
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: serious-collision