pedestrian

August 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police ID Pedestrian Killed on Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County police Tuesday identified the man killed in a weekend collision in Wheaton as a 58-year-old Silver Spring man. Leonel A. Reyes of the 14600 block of Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring died trying to cross Georgia Avenue at Viers Mill Road about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was declared dead at the […]

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March 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Preliminary Data Shows Pedestrian Deaths Down in Maryland

A preliminary report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that the number of pedestrian traffic fatalities in Maryland are slightly decreasing. Data from the study reveal that during the first six months of 2017, 41 pedestrians fatalities were reported in Maryland.  In 2016, that number was 46. “That reduction in the first […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pedestrian Stuck Crossing Georgia Avenue at International Drive

A 68-year-old was struck and hospitalized after she was hit crossing Georgia Avenue on Monday, a Montgomery County police statement said. Zinash Gedamu of the 15000 block of Georgia Avenue was crossing Georgia Avenue at International Drive an eastern direction (toward the entrance to Leisure World) when for reasons still under investigation, she was struck, […]

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November 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Takoma Park

A 79-year-old Takoma Park man was killed Wednesday night crossing Larch Avenue, a Montgomery County police statement said. The death came just hours after County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled his Vision Zero plan to eliminate pedestrian and traffic fatalities by 2030. The man, James Sexton Byrne of Lockney Avenue, was taken to a local hospital […]

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September 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Woman, 76, Struck and Killed on Muddy Branch Road

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Muddy Branch Road, Montgomery County police said. Svetlan Bychkova, 76, of the 17000 block of King James Way in Gaithersburg crossing the southbound lanes of Muddy Branch Road at Harmony Hall Road before 8 p.m., police said. Bychkova was struck by a 2006 Lexus ES 330, operated by […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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County Officials to Unveil Stringtown Road Improvements in Clarksburg on Aug. 31

Montgomery County leaders are slated to cut the ribbon on $8 million in improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg on Aug. 31. Once a winding two lane road, Stringtown Road is now four lanes and safety improvements have been made to turns and hills along the roadway. “Since taking office in 2010, I’ve advocated on […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Gaithersburg Planning Commission Approves Motion for Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Kentlands Boulevard

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission has unanimously approved a motion to recommend fiscal year 2018 funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Kentlands Boulevard. Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting asked the Commission to make a formal motion for the funding at the Aug. 2nd meeting. “What we are looking for tonight is just your advocacy […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Serious Pedestrian Collision in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a serious pedestrian collision that occurred Tuesday night in Aspen Hill. Police said the collision was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2006 Toyota Scion was traveling southbound on Connecticut Avenue when […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Germantown

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Germantown Tuesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Middlebrook Road at around 10:44 a.m., police said. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on Middlebrook Road when, for […]

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March 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Top 10 Stories for the Week of March 6-10

A lot of public safety news were top stories last week, including a fatal house fire, a gun store robbery and a Montgomery County Public Schools bus driver arrested on sex charges. But to even out the bad news, one of our top stories also was a group of students creating an opera.   UPDATED: […]

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