Kentlands Cyclist Struck and Killed by WSSC Truck in Gaithersburg (VIDEO &PHOTOS)

UPDATED, Nov. 24, 3:45 p.m. –  It was a Kentlands resident who was struck and killed on Nov. 24 while riding his bike along Darnestown Road.

Andrew Gerard Malizio, 60, of the 300 block of Hart Road in Gaithersburg, was hit by a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission utility truck Monday morning as he biked east along Darnestown Road near the Shops of Potomac Valley.  The driver of the truck is identified as John Phillip Kline,  52, of the 12300 block of Wild Cherry Lane in Hagerstown, according to police.

Police said officers who responded to the scene attempted life saving efforts but Malizio died at the scene.

UPDATED, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. – Police continue to investigate an accident along Darnestown Road in Gaithersburg that killed a man riding a bike.

Police said it was a WSSC truck that struck the biker as he rode east along Darnestown Road.

WSSC Spokesman Jim Neustadt released the following statement to MyMCMedia Monday: “This is a very sad situation and our condolences go out to the family. I understand our employee is very shaken by this.  We have our own procedures to follow in such cases which include an investigation by our safety team, in line with MDOSHA regulations. That investigation is underway.”

Darnestown Road has reopened to traffic at 1:15 p.m.
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A male bicyclist was struck and killed along Darnestown Road Monday morning by what appears to be a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission utility truck.

Montgomery County Police say the accident happened about 9:30 a.m. outside the Shops at Potomac Valley. Police said the cyclist, who was wearing a helmet,  was riding east along Darnestown Road when the truck made a left at the intersection in front of the shopping center. That’s where the two collided.

Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti explains what happened.

The identities of the biker and the driver of the truck were not immediately released. The investigation is continuing.

Driver Who Struck and Killed Kentlands Bicyclist Issued Traffic Tickets

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UPDATED – The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission truck driver who hit and killed a bicyclist along Darnestown Road has been charged with two traffic tickets in the accident. The accident on Nov. 24 at about 9:45 a.m. killed Andrew Gerard Malizio,60, of the 300 block of Hart Road in Gaithersburg. The man who hit him, […]

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Kentlands Cyclist Struck and Killed by WSSC Truck in Gaithersburg (VIDEO &PHOTOS)

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UPDATED, Nov. 24, 3:45 p.m. –  It was a Kentlands resident who was struck and killed on Nov. 24 while riding his bike along Darnestown Road. Andrew Gerard Malizio, 60, of the 300 block of Hart Road in Gaithersburg, was hit by a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission utility truck Monday morning as he biked east along […]

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Krista Brick

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3 Responses to “Kentlands Cyclist Struck and Killed by WSSC Truck in Gaithersburg (VIDEO &PHOTOS)”

  1. On November 25, 2014 at 8:01 am responded with... #

    Why do they mention a helmet? Cyclists are not required to wear a helmet and helmets really only protect against falling injuries.

    I fail to see how a truck driver turning left could have failed to see an oncoming cyclist. I mean, surely it’s not too much to ask that a driver check the oncoming traffic lane to make sure it’s safe before turning left.

  2. On November 25, 2014 at 11:56 pm responded with... #

    I agree with Ian. Let’s get beyond the helmet distraction and talk about the major issues on the road for drivers and bicyclists today: electronic diversions, frustration with those at other speeds, and overwhelming traffic that brings out the worst in all of us….

  3. On December 6, 2014 at 10:45 am responded with... #

    Don’t see any lights or blinker lights in his bike. At least not in his handlebars. There is not an excuse not to have them now during the day time for they have become cheaper and brighter. I do think it’s the truck driver’s fault, but a simple accessory could have caught his attention and potentially have saved his life. 🙁




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