Police Investigating Serious Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County Police are investigating a serious pedestrian hit-and-run collision that happened on Tuesday in the Aspen Hill area.

A preliminary investigation revealed that on August 11, around 10:00 a.m. 62-year-old Robert Lawrence of Silver Spring stopped his vehicle in the far right lane of westbound Bel Pre Road just prior to London Lane. Lawrence was outside of his vehicle on the driver’s side when he was struck by a vehicle. According to an MCPD press release, the driver and the striking vehicle fled the scene. Witnesses described the vehicle as a light-colored pickup truck.

Lawrence was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

A nearby surveillance camera captured video of the striking vehicle, which is described as a two-door Ford F-150 or F-250 with a truck bed cover. Photographs have been released, and police ask anyone with information to come forward.

Officers are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call 240-773-5500.  Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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