Detectives Investigate Serious Collision Involving Bicyclist and Police Vehicle in 2nd District

Update: November 21, 2018: The bicyclist is being identified as Donald Price, age 53, of the 4000 block of Jones Bridge Road in Bethesda.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a personal injury collision that occurred last night in Bethesda involving a bicyclist.

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m., officers from the 2nd District along with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to Connecticut Avenue at Jones Bridge Road for a collision involving a Montgomery County marked Police vehicle and a bicyclist.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford Interceptor, driven by Officer James O’Rourke, was traveling southbound on Connecticut Avenue when it struck a bicycle, operated by an adult male. Officer O’Rourke was assigned a routine call for service and did not have his emergency equipment activated at the time of the collision.  The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Officer O’Rourke was not injured.

The bicyclist will be identified once appropriate notifications have been made.

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

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CTJ

11/17/2018 – 0930 hrs