Showing posts with label accident. Show all posts
Showing posts with label accident. Show all posts

Monday, January 1, 2024

Car crashes into Rockville apartment building

A driver left the roadway in the 700 block of Monroe Street in Rockville yesterday, December 31, 2023, crashing their vehicle into a tree and an apartment building. The accident occurred at 3:30 PM at the Parkside Landing apartments off of Cabin John Parkway. No one was injured, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. 

A City of Rockville building inspector was notified to assess any structural damage to the apartment building. The cause of the accident has not yet been announced by authorities.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Rockville woman dies after being struck by two drivers on Veirs Mill Road

A Rockville woman was killed after being struck by two drivers on Veirs Mill Road in the city. Teresa Moreno De Mejia, 70, was crossing the busy Maryland state highway at Atlantic Avenue around 6:50 PM Tuesday night, December 26, 2023, Montgomery County police said. She was struck by a Toyota Supra and a Toyota Prius that were traveling eastbound on Veirs Mill. Both drivers remained on the scene, police reported. 

The cause of the collision has not yet been determined, and in their statement, police did not identify the party at fault. Detectives said the incident is still under active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department's Collision Reconstruction Unit at (240) 773-6620.   

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Pickup truck driver crashes into Rockville home

A pickup truck driver crashed his Ford F-Series pickup truck into a home in the Twinbrook Forest neighborhood of Rockville this morning. The crash damaged a house in the 2200 block of McAuliffe Drive around 7:45 AM. Rockville City police are citing "operator error" as the cause of the accident. The 67-year-old driver has been transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the driver will be cited with several traffic offenses. City of Rockville inspectors are now on-site to determine the extent of the structural damage to the home. It's unclear how this happened on a quiet residential street with a 25 MPH speed limit.

Photo courtesy RCPD

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Crash disrupts outdoor dining at restaurant in Rockville

Rockville City police responded to an accident outside a restaurant in Rockville Town Center this past Saturday, June 3, 2023. Multiple units arrived at the scene after a vehicle crashed into the outdoor dining area at World of Beer at 196 E. Montgomery Avenue. The accident occurred around 11:50 AM Saturday, prime brunch time, but no injuries were reported. However, property of the restaurant was damaged.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Washington Post Saturday newspaper edition delivery stymied by traffic accident

Some Washington Post subscribers in the Washington, D.C. metro area - including parts of Montgomery County - did not receive a newspaper this morning, Saturday, June 3, 2023. According to the Post, a truck carrying a large number of newspapers was involved in a traffic accident early this morning. Subscribers will receive their Saturday edition either later today, or with tomorrow's newspaper, the Post customer service department said.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Pedestrian in critical condition after collision in Rockville

A 40-year-old man is in critical condition, after he was struck by the driver of a 2017 Toyota Corolla heading east in the 1600 block of E. Gude Drive on Monday. The collision occurred at 5:38 PM. While police said the pedestrian was crossing Gude "from north to south," they did not specify if he was in a marked crosswalk at the time. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Rockville man dies after losing control of vehicle and crashing into house

A young Rockville man died Tuesday morning, after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a home in the West End neighborhood, Montgomery County police announced yesterday. Tyler James Lightcap, 23, was driving his 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible westbound on Beall Avenue shortly before 6:30 AM on October 4, 2022. For yet-unknown reasons, detectives say, Lightcap lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house in the 100 block of Upton Street.

Lightcap was pronounced dead at the scene. The Collision Reconstruction Unit is conducting an ongoing investigation of this accident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Car crashes into Tiger Sugar in Rockville

A driver crashed their vehicle into Tiger Sugar at 12266-E Rockville Pike at Federal Plaza last night. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, no injuries were reported, but he said the County will inspect the structure to determine the extent of the damage. However, a witness told The MoCo Show, when it first reported the crash last night, that the driver was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. 

A large board has been placed over the damaged area today. If you look closely, you'll notice a column at the curb in front of the shop was destroyed by the vehicle, as well. Tiger Sugar is temporarily closed due to the incident.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Several injured in Rockville collision on Maryland Avenue

A traffic accident in Rockville sent several people to local hospitals this afternoon. The collision occurred on Maryland Avenue near the intersection with W. Argyle Street at 5:45 PM, according to Rockville City police. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, RCPD said. Maryland Avenue was temporarily closed for rescue operations and accident investigation.

Photo courtesy RCPD

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Truck crashes over wall at Fireside Park Apartments in Rockville

A Chevrolet SUV crashed over a retaining wall at the Fireside Park Apartments at 735 Monroe Street in Rockville yesterday. Rockville City police responded to the incident. Officers determined there were no injuries, and called a tow truck in to remove the vehicle from the wall. Police did not say what caused the collision.

Photo courtesy Rockville City Police Department

Friday, January 14, 2022

Pedestrian struck on Rockville Pike

A pedestrian was struck in Rockville at 10:55 AM this morning. The collision occurred at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Thompson Avenue, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. There is no word on the condition of the victim at this time.

Image courtesy Google Maps

Monday, September 20, 2021

Rockville bus crash severely injures 3 (Video+Photos)

A Metrobus traveling on Rockville Pike suddenly veered onto Congressional Lane around 12:20 PM yesterday, stuck several vehicles, and came to rest on top of the front of a minivan at a building wall of a retail center. Six patients were evaluated by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services, MCFRS Battalion Chief Steve Mann said. Three of those individuals suffered traumatic injuries, and a total of four were transported to local hospitals, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said later Sunday afternoon.

As evening approached, WMATA personnel and truck towing specialists were brought in to supervise the complicated task of extracting the minivan safely from under the Metrobus. The large tow truck assisted in a crane operation to hold the bus upright while a second towing crew pulled the minivan out. Night was falling as the Metrobus finally had all four wheels back on the pavement to be towed away. No official explanation for why the bus operator lost control has been released so far. 

Tow truck arrives to lift Metrobus

Extracting minivan from beneath bus

Metrobus lowered to pavement

Monday, November 23, 2020

Rockville man killed in Silver Spring crash

A Rockville man was killed in an auto accident in the Layhill area of Silver Spring early Sunday morning, Montgomery County police announced. Stefano Jorge Fernandes, 23, was traveling west on Norbeck Road in his 2006 Mazda6 around 1:08 AM, when it left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle collided with several trees in the vicinity of Whitehaven Road, police said, and Fernandes was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Rockville man killed in crash on Norbeck Road

A Rockville man has died after a collision on Norbeck Road Friday night. Detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit of the Montgomery County police say Christian Richardson, 24, of Dumbarton Drive in Rockville, was riding a 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 motorcycle heading west on Norbeck Road approaching Llewellyn Manor Way around 8:20 PM. A 2007 Toyota Prius on Llewellyn Manor Way attempted to cross Norbeck Road to enter Northwest Branch Recreational Park, and the two vehicles collided.

Richardson was transported to an unidentified local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The driver of the Prius, identified as Tatiana Ogundeko, 22, of Waldorf, and an adult female passenger were not injured in the collision. They remained on the scene and are cooperating with police. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hit-and-run accident in Rockville

A hit-and-run accident was reported to Rockville police Saturday night. The incident occurred on an unspecified block of Linthicum Street in the Twinbrook Forest area around 7:56 PM. No information on damage, or whether any injuries resulted, is currently available. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department vehicle strikes 2 pedestrians on Beall Avenue

A truck belonging to the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department struck two pedestrians on Beall Avenue Saturday night around 9:30 PM. Montgomery County police say they have not yet determined how or why the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Diane Evans, 59, came to strike the adult male and adult female as it traveled east on Beall.

The female victim was transported to an unidentified local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Although the male victim was also transported, police describe his injuries as "minor."

If anyone witnessed the collision or has additional information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Derwood hit-and-run victim dies

Montgomery County police announced that one of the victims of a suspected hit-and-run collision in Derwood on November 18 has died. Oscar Eduardo Rivas-Macal, 23, of Gaithersburg was thrown from the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in which he had been a passenger that night. The car left the roadway and rolled over on an embankment off Muncaster Road. Rivas-Macal died Friday at a local hospital, police revealed over the weekend.

The driver of the Cobalt remains in stable condition. Police are still looking for a dark-colored Ford Mustang, which they believe may have been involved in the accident. However, detectives have released no tag number, model year(s) or other identifying information about the Mustang, making this a needle-in-a-haystack search covering cars from the 1964 to the 2019 model year.

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Rockville fatal collision under investigation by police

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Saturday night in Rockville, around 11:15 PM. Rockville resident Ross Stanley Redler, 56, was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike, nearing Congressional Lane. A 2008 BMW 335xi was making a left turn from northbound Rockville Pike onto westbound Congressional Lane, and struck Redler's 2014 Tao Tao Scooter.

The BMW driver, Mark Steven Andrade, 24, fled the scene, but was located by police and arrested for DUI. Redler passed away at an unidentified local hospital. Andrade was not injured.

Anyone who witnessed, or has information about, this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pedestrian struck on N. Washington St. in Rockville

Montgomery County police are investigating a collision that left a Rockville woman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries yesterday. Dena Elise Balistocky, 57, of the 200 block of North Washington Street, was crossing the southbound lanes of North Washington in the area of Dawson Avenue around 5:25 PM Tuesday, when she was struck by a 2015 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla was driven by Chinthaka Chaturan Amalage Don of Gaithersburg.

Detectives are attempting to learn the circumstances of the collision, including 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.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Multiple injuries in wreck on First Street in Rockville

At least one person was trapped, and several victims were transported to local hospitals, after a 3-car crash on First Street at Maple Avenue in Rockville last night. The street had to be temporarily shut down while Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel tended to multiple injuries at the scene. No word yet on what caused the wreck.

Photo by Pete Piringer/MCFRS