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UPDATED: SHA Worker Hospitalized in Critical Condition

mc police car for slider 450x280Montgomery County police officers are investigating a serious collision involving a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday night in Damascus.

Police said officers and paramedics responded to the collision occurred around 6:35 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the area of Ridge Road and Hoffman Drive.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a State Highway work crew was unloading a disabled highway truck on the northbound shoulder of Ridge Road. A State Highway employee walked to the southbound shoulder of Ridge Road when, for reasons that remain under investigation, he was struck by a blue, 2013 Toyota RAV4 which was traveling southbound on Ridge Road.

The pedestrian, identified by police as Henry Lewis Johnson, age 61, was transported to an area hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

ORIGINAL POST A Maryland State Highway Administration worker was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Tuesday evening in Damascus, according to local officials.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the collision occurred in the vicinity of Ridge Road and Hoffman Drive. On his Twitter account, Piringer said the worker was transported to a local trauma center as a priority one patient.

In an email, SHA Spokesperson David Buck said, “our thoughts and prayers are with our worker for a speedy recovery.”

Local roads were closed while the police investigation was underway at the scene.

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