Man Facing DUI Charges After Striking Family of Six Walking on Sidewalk in Gaithersburg

A man is facing charges after police say he struck a family of six that was walking on a sidewalk in Gaithersburg over the weekend.

Officers say it happened near N. Summit Avenue on Goshen Road and Girard Street on Saturday shortly before 8:00 p.m.

An investigation revealed that a vehicle lost control after turning onto N. Summit Avenue from Odendhal Avenue before striking six pedestrians, including several children, standing near a crosswalk. The family was evaluated and taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Gaithersburg Police.

Authorities say the driver, 25-year-old Elder Ramos Hernandez, of Gaithersburg, was charged with driving under the influence and related charges.

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