Elrich Reacts to Third Pedestrian Fatality in 2020

Only two weeks into the new year and already three people have died in pedestrian-related collisions on Montgomery County roads.

The latest happened on Rockville Pike, near Wootton Parkway, around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. This incident came 24 hours after a pedestrian was hit and killed on Rockville Pike Wednesday night.

These pedestrian fatalities come just a few days after County Executive Marc Elrich announced a $266 million investment in the Vision Zero program to reduce vehicle fatalities and pleas to the community for increased awareness.

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Cindy Peña

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Cindy is a freelance multi-media journalist with MCM and grew up in Montgomery County.


One Response to “Elrich Reacts to Third Pedestrian Fatality in 2020”

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    On January 19, 2020 at 11:52 am responded with... #

    The fatalities that happened in MoCo are prime examples of citizens not yielding to laws on the book.

    But the latest one should be more of the fault with Ride-On and Metro for having a bus stop that is not near a cross walk.

    All buses stops should be required to be a couple feet from a crosswalk to allow pedestrians easy access.

    If that means more bus stops along a route – then let it be.

    The county needs to install high fencing in the median strip to prevent pedestrians from crossing.

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