Detectives Investigate Pedestrian Collision in Rockville

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

On Tuesday, November 7 at approximately 5:26 p.m., officers from the Rockville City Police Department and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of North Washington Street and Dawson Avenue for the report of a pedestrian-involved collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2015 Toyota Corolla, driven by Chinthaka Chaturan Amalage Don, age 24, of the 600 block of Diamondback Drive in Gaithersburg, was traveling south on North Washington Street.  A pedestrian, identified as Dena Elise Balistocky, age 57, of the 200 block of North Washington Street in Rockville, was crossing the southbound lanes of North Washington Street in the area of Dawson Avenue when she was struck by the Corolla.

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

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include Balistocky’s direction of travel, what the traffic signal indicated at the time of the collision, and whether Balistocky 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.

RLG

Serious Pedestrian Collision in Aspen Hill

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious pedestrian collision that occurred in the Aspen Hill area on Tuesday, July 18.

At approximately 9:23 p.m., Montgomery County officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Connecticut Avenue at Georgia Avenue for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation developed that a 2006 Toyota Scion was traveling southbound on Connecticut Avenue when it struck an adult male pedestrian who was crossing the southbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue.

The vehicle driver, Mohamed Farzan Imtiyaz, age 21, of the 12000 block of Goodhill Road in Silver Spring; his passenger, Hunter Anne Zetscher, age 12, of the 3900 block of Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring; and the pedestrian, Trent Jerome Peterson, age 60, of the 1900 block of Rosemary Hills in Silver Spring; were all transported to area hospitals.

The driver and passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian remains in treatment for more serious injuries.

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

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Detectives Investigate Serious Seven-Vehicle Collision in Germantown

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious collision involving seven vehicles that occurred yesterday evening in Germantown.

On Tuesday, May 2 at approximately 6:12 p.m., officers from the 5th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Great Seneca Highway for the report of a serious collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling westbound on Middelbrook Road approaching Great Seneca Highway.  Traffic on westbound Middlebrook Road was stopped for the red traffic signal at Great Seneca Highway.  For reasons still under investigation, the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a 2014 Toyota Prius, a 2007 Dodge Charger, a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, a 2009 Toyota Camry, a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a 2012 Honda Civic, which were all stopped at the red signal on Westbound Middlebrook Road at Great Seneca Highway.

The driver of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee is being identified as Lawrence Russellffer Reid, 43 years old, of Woodfield Road in Damascus.  Reid was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Both passengers in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 36-year-old female and a 13-year-old male, were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the 2014 Toyota Prius is being identified as Serguei Viatkine Paulovich, 62 years old, of Walnut Cove Circle in Germantown.  Paulovich and the 69-year-old female passenger were not injured in the collision.

The driver of the 2007 Dodge Charger is being identified as Thierno Abdoulaye Fofana, 41 years old, of Rhinestone Drive in Germantown.  Fofana was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  Both passengers, a 2-year-old female and a 11-month-old male were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is being identified as Luis Alberto Giron, 40 years old, of Cherry Bend Court in Germantown.  Giron was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the 2009 Toyota Camry is being identified as Steven Alvin Vaughn, 58 years old, of Hillard Street in Poolesville.  Vaughn was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is being identified as Renee Maria Tankir, 38 years old, of Nightingale Street in Gaithersburg.  Tankir was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the 2012 Honda Civic is being identified as Robert James Kellar III, 38 years old, of Horseshoe Bend Circle in Clarksburg.  Kellar III was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

 

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.

RLI

 

 

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.