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Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigating New Hampshire Avenue Pedestrian Fatality; Victim's Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – A 61-year-old Silver Spring man died when he was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.  

At approximately 9:26 p.m., 4th District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to New Hampshire Ave. and Bonifant Rd. for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) responded to the scene. The preliminary investigation determined that the driver of a grey 2012 Toyota Prius was traveling south on New Hampshire Ave., south of Bonifant Rd., when she struck Sidney Cardoso Sr., who was in the roadway, for reasons still under investigation. The driver remained on scene.  

Cardoso was transported to an area hospital, with serious injuries, and later pronounced dead at the hospital.  

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6620.


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Release ID: 23-528
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey 
Categories: fatal-collision