At approximately 10:54 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of Randolph Road and Selfridge Road for a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on Randolph Road prior to Selfridge Road when, for reasons that remain under investigation, the operator lost control, and the car traveled across three lanes of traffic and struck a utility pole on the corner of Selfridge Road. After striking the utility pole, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a pedestrian who was in the area of a residential driveway in the 4300 block of Randolph Road.
The pedestrian victim was transported to Suburban hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle was also transported to Suburban hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The pedestrian was identified as Maria Dolores Posadas, age 45, of the 4500 block of Randolph Road in Wheaton. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Mary Alice Tabb, age 83, of the 5400 block of Marinelli Road in North Bethesda.
Police are urging anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.