MCP Officer Struck By Vehicle On Interstate 270

Today, March 30, just after midnight,  Montgomery County Police – Sixth District officer Robert Sagona was traveling north on Interstate 270 (I-270) in the area of Montgomery Village Avenue (Maryland Route 124 – Exit 11) in his marked cruiser when he observed a black, Chevrolet Impala driving erratically in front of him at a high rate of speed.  A registration check of the vehicle’s tag indicated that the tag was not registered to that vehicle.  When Officer Sagona attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver failed to stop and continued to drive north on Interstate 270.  A pursuit of the vehicle was initiated.

Officers from the 5th District were alerted to the pursuit and deployed Stop Sticks on the northbound lanes of the roadway; the suspect vehicle’s tires were deflated and the vehicle was rendered inoperable.  The two occupants of the vehicle then fled from the vehicle on Interstate 270 just south of the exit for Clarksburg Road (Maryland Route 121 – Exit 16).

Officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department-Montgomery County Division, and troopers from the Maryland State Police (MSP) assisted in the search for the suspects.  A MSP helicopter was also called to assist.  The suspects were not located.

During the search for the two suspects, Officer Sagona had walked from the northbound lanes of I-270 to the southbound lanes.  When the search was suspended at approximately 1:20 a.m., Officer Sagona began to return to his vehicle, which was parked on the northbound portion of I-270.  A Maryland State Trooper had positioned his marked vehicle to block the far right, southbound lane.  The driver of a 2011 Subaru Forrester, who was traveling south, moved from the right lane to avoid the MSP cruiser and struck Officer Sagona who was in the middle lane.

The driver of the Forrester is identified as Hunter Lee White, age 19, of Germantown.

Officer Sagona was airlifted to a hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries by the MSP helicopter that had come to assist in the search for the suspects.

The collision investigation is being conducted by the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and the  vehicle investigation is being conducted by the Central Auto Theft Section (CATS).

Officer Sagona, a Sixth District patrol officer, remains hospitalized in stable condition.  He has been on the Police Department for approximately four years.

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Update: Wheaton Pedestrian Collision Now Fatal

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Wheaton on January 15.  The pedestrian, Consuelo Mary Anglarill, age 82, of Bonnywood Lane in Silver Spring, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, January 29.

On January 15 at approximately 11:49 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive for the report of a pedestrian- involved collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Kevin Arias, age 21, of the 10900 block of Amherst Avenue in Wheaton, was traveling north on Georgia Avenue.  A pedestrian, identified as Consuelo Mary Anglarill, age 82, of the 2100 block of Bonnywood Lane in Silver Spring, was crossing Georgia Avenue in a western direction at Reedie Drive when she was struck by the Impala.

Anglarill was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include what the traffic signal indicated at the time of the collision and whether the pedestrian was in the area of the crosswalk.

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

Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious collision involving a pedestrian that occurred today in Wheaton.

On January 15 at approximately 11:49 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive for the report of a pedestrian- involved collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Kevin Arias, age 21, of the 10900 block of Amherst Avenue in Wheaton, was traveling north on Georgia Avenue.  A pedestrian, identified as Consuelo Mary Anglarill, age 82, of the 2100 block of Bonnywood Lane in Silver Spring, was crossing Georgia Avenue in a western direction at Reedie Drive when she was struck by the Impala.

Anglarill was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include what the traffic signal indicated at the time of the collision and whether the pedestrian was in the area of the crosswalk.

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

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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious collision involving a pedestrian that occurred this evening in the Rockville.

Today, at approximately 5:41 p.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Bouic Avenue for the report of a serious collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2013 Toyota Corolla, driven by Katharine Cowgill Minker, age 57, of the 13400 block of Tangier Place in Rockville, was traveling north on Chapman Avenue.  A pedestrian, identified as Esther Erestain Contreras, age 63, of the 1100 block of Beatrice Court in Fort Washington, was crossing Chapman Avenue in an eastern direction in the area of the marked crosswalk at Bouic Avenue when she was struck by the Toyota.

Contreras was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Minker was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLG

 

Detectives Investigate Serious Single-Vehicle Collision in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious single-vehicle collision that occurred this morning in Bethesda.

Today, at approximately 9:04 a.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to 8015 Whittier Boulevard for the report of a serious collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2003 Buick Century was making a left turn from eastbound Whittier Court onto northbound Whittier Boulevard when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree that was located in front of 8015 Whittier Boulevard.  After striking the tree, the Buick then rolled onto its driver’s side.

The driver and sole occupant of the Buick was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  She is being identified as Audrey Sloope Bell, age 93, of the 8000 block of Whittier Boulevard.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLG