Bethesda Resident Dies in Collision Involving Motorcycle

A 57-year-old Bethesda man died in a collision while riding a motorcycle Monday morning. Babak Roboubi of Helmsdale Road was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Collision Reconstruction Unit, the collision occurred at 11:28 a.m. April 19 on River Road.

Following a preliminary investigation, MCPD announced that Roboubi was driving a 2012 Yamaha Zuma motorcycle when it collided with the side of a 2004 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, both of which were traveling west and were next to each other on River Road approaching Beech Tree Road. The motorcycle then struck a 2020 Ford Transit van, which had stopped on Beech Tree Road waiting to turn west onto River Road.

Bobbie Evans III, 33, of Baltimore, who was driving the Peterbilt was not injured. Bafoday Tunkara, 39, of Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, who was driving the van, also was not injured.

Anyone with information should contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Suzanne Pollak

About Suzanne Pollak

Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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