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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Gaithersburg

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police- Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious pedestrian-involved collision that occurred this morning in Gaithersburg.

Today at approximately 10:20 a.m., 6th district officers, Gaithersburg Police Department officers, and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a pedestrian-involved collision that had just occurred in the area of the LA Fitness gym located at 314 Copley Place.

Preliminary investigation by CRU detectives revealed that a 2017 GMC Sierra Denali was attempting to turn left onto Copley Place after exiting the Harris Teeter grocery store parking lot.  The pedestrian had exited the LA Fitness and was attempting to cross Copley Place in the direction of the Starbucks coffee shop when she was struck by the vehicle.

The pedestrian, identified as 78-year-old Eleanor Cohen of Booth Street in Gaithersburg, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle is identified as 40-year-old Ricardo S Diogo of Corporate Boulevard in Rockville.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Release ID: 19-349
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: serious-collision