Saturday, April 6, 2013
Police: Colleen Nicole Bell, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene
A Germantown woman was killed in a crash early Saturday after her car struck a taxi, spun 180 degrees and crashed into a tree. Colleen Nicole Bell, 20, of the 19100 block of Highstream Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene, Montgomery County Police said. The call was dispatched at around 2:30 a.m. According to police, Bell was driving north on Mateny Road, but as she entered the intersection of Mateny and Clopper Roads, she struck a Regency cab travelling east on Clopper. Police said her Honda Civic spun 180 degrees, veered off the road and struck a tree. The cab driver was injured but was not transported, police said. The crash is still being investigated.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office said James Jung-Jin Park hit a tree, WHAG-TV reported.
A Rockville man died Saturday morning after he lost control and skied into a tree at Wisp Resort in McHenry, The Washington Post reported. The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office said James Jung-Jin Park was skiing with two friends at the Garrett County resort when he was killed, WHAG-TV in Hagerstown reported. Michael Kim, a friend and business associate of Park’s, told The Post the 40-year-old Park was on a family ski trip with his wife and two children when he died. Park had been wearing a helmet, Kim told The Post. Kim said Park emigrated from South Korea when Park was a boy, settling in Northern Virginia, The Post reported. Park attended the University of Virginia on a ROTC scholarship before serving in the Army, Kim told The Post. Click…
Monday, December 31, 2012
A Rockville man was in critical condition at Baltimore Shock Trauma.
Montgomery County police have identified five people taken to the hospital after a six-vehicle crash on Rockville Pike in Rockville on Friday. A Rockville man suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident, which closed Rockville Pike for nearly seven hours. For reasons still under investigation, a Volkswagen Tiguan traveling southbound in the 1200 block of Rockville Pike near Templeton Place around 10:28 a.m. crossed into northbound lanes, police said in a news release. The Volkswagen struck the driver’s-side mirror of a 2006 Ford F-150 truck that was stopped in a northbound lane of Rockville Pike, according to police. The Volkswagen continued south in a northbound lane, striking a black Chevrolet HHR in the intersection with …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Collision occurred near Dawson Farm Road
Due to an accident involving a school bus and a car, the northbound lane of Great Seneca Highway has been shut down at Dawson Farm Road, Montgomery County police said. The accident occurred at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday, MCP spokeswoman Blanca King told Patch. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Scott Grahm said he had not received reports of serious injuries related to the incident. There was no information on whether there were students on the bus.
Monday, October 29, 2012
A 66-year-old woman died.
(Updated 8:18 p.m.) A two-car crash that killed a 66-year-old woman Monday in Clarksburg was weather-related, The Washington Post reports. Medical examiner David Fowler reportedly told The Post, "'If not for the storm' the accident would not have occurred ... ." The full account is available at The Post's Crime Scene blog. Mai Lam-Phan was killed after a Nissan struck her vehicle head-on on Frederick Road. The driver and the passenger of the Nissan were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, said the storm may have been a possible cause but said investigators did not have an official determination, Patch and several news outlets have reported. (Updated 5:16 p.m.) A 66-year…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Crash occurred at Little Seneca Parkway and Frederick Roads in Clarksburg
(Updated 11:20 a.m.) CLARKSBUG — Four people were seriously injured in a crash in Clarksburg on Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Asst. Chief Scott Graham told Patch. Around 7:22 a.m., emergency rescuers were dispatched to Little Seneca Parkway and Frederick Road, near Rocky Hill Middle School, to respond to a two-vehicle collision, according to Graham. Rescuers had to free an adult motorist from an overturned vehicle. Two children had to be flown to the hospital, Graham said. According to Graham, the crash victims were seriously injured, but those injuries were not considered life threatening. WUSA, which had the initial report, posted photos from the scene on its website. Montgomery County Police Officer Rebecca Innocenti…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Montgomery County Police Officer Fabio Chung was helping out at a crash scene at the time of the crash
(Updated 11:45 p.m.) An off-duty police officer helping at the scene of a crash was struck by a vehicle that slid off a Germantown off-ramp Tuesday, according to police. Montgomery County Police Officer Fabio Chung was on the ramp from eastbound Route 118 onto southbound Interstate 270 when another vehicle slid off the roadway and struck him and his unmarked cruiser, Montgomery County Police said in a press release late Tuesday. Police said Chung was treated at an area hospital. No other injuries were reported from the scene, police said. Prior to the crash Maryland State Police received a report of a disabled bus on the ramp at around 5:15 p.m., a duty officer with the Rockville barrack told Patch. State police said the bus dispensed oil …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A 24-year-old Germantown man was killed Monday after a collision at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Longdraft Road.
Update (9:35 p.m.): A 24-year-old Germantown man was killed Monday after his motorcycle collided with the side door of a vehicle trying to make a left turn on to Great Seneca Highway from Longdraft Road, Montgomery County police said. The victim, Michael George Balcom, of the 13200 block of Wonderland Way, was traveling on northbound Great Seneca Highway on his 2001 Suzuki SV650s motorcycle when a 1998 BMW 528i attempted to turn on to the road in front of Balcom, police said. The motorcycle collided with the passenger side door of the BMW, and Balcom was thrown from the motorcycle. An off duty Montgomery County police officer came upon the collision just after it occurred and, along with a citizen, rendered first aid to Balcom, police said…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Washington County, Md., volunteer firefighter rescued man from firey wreck on Dickerson Road on June 5, The Gazette reports.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Quince Orchard Road was closed in both directions Friday afternoon after a bus struck a utility pole at the Bank Street intersection.
UPDATED, 6:36 p.m.: Quince Orchard Road was closed in both directions Friday afternoon after a school bus struck a Pepco utility poll at the Bank Street intersection, Montgomery County Police Chief Paul Starks said. No one was injured in the collision—which occurred shortly after noon—and no passengers were on the bus, Starks said. Quince Orchard Road is closed from Clopper Road (Rt. 117) to Quince Orchard Boulevard, Gaithersburg Police spokesperson Dan Lane said, adding he anticipates the road won't reopen until at least 4 p.m. Pepco spokesperson Bob Hainey said approximately 400 customers lost power at the time of the incident. Power was restored for most of those customers after two hours, Hainey said. Hainey originally told Patch no …