Thursday, March 21, 2013
A 55-year-old man was struck and killed by a school bus Thursday morning in Gaithersburg.
Update, 1:20 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the victim of Thursday morning's fatal pedestrian collision as George Pezdirtz III, of the 900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg. Montgomery County police and Fire and Rescue services responded to the area of Clopper Road and Metropolitan Grove Road at approximately 6:26 a.m. for the report of a personal injury collision, according to a news release. Preliminary investigation revealed Pezdirtz, 55, was crossing Clopper Road just east of Metropolitan Grove Road when he was struck by a Montgomery County school bus that was traveling westbound on Clopper Road, police said. The driver of the bus has been identified as Telma Elizabeth Ramirez, 57, of the 19200 block of Hempstone …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area.
(Update, 8:20 p.m.) Maryland State Police have identified Maria Durdandal, 50, of Frederick, as the driver who was killed in an early-morning, single-car crash on Interstate 270 southbound near the Shady Grove Road exit, according to an NBC Washington report. Police said the impact of the collision was so severe that portions of the concrete barrier struck by Durdandal's car broke off and landed on northbound I-270, and Durdandal was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. (Update, 5 p.m.) A woman was killed after crashing her red Scion near the Shady Grove Road exit of Interstate 270 southbound, The Washington Post reports. The driver lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier near the exit, a Maryland State …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Christina Morris-Ward, 15, was struck by a car on Germantown Road, near Wisteria Drive, according to Montgomery County Police Cpt. Paul Starks.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Four serious accidents, including three fatals, have occurred along Great Seneca Highway in 2012.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration has no plans to reconsider the 50 mph speed limit on Great Seneca Highway (Route 119) following the road's third fatal accident of 2012, SHA spokesperson David Buck told Patch. A 69-year-old Gaithersburg woman was killed Sunday evening in a car crash on Great Seneca Highway at Lakelands Drive in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg. Less than two weeks earlier, a 24-year-old Germantown man was killed after a collision at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Longdraft Road. The SHA will review the operations at those intersections after the final fatal crash report is submitted by police, Buck said. Police said the victims turned directly in front of motorists in both recent crashes. "It is …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
State police say alcohol was a factor in crash that also injures one person.
A 26-year-old man is dead after driving his car head-on into another vehicle on Interstate 270 Saturday morning near Gaithersburg. At about 1:50 a.m., the man, of no fixed address, drove southbound in the northbound lane of I-270 near the Shady Grove exit in his Honda Civic, said Trooper Crucillo of the Rockville Barracks. The man crashed head-on into an Isuzu Rodeo, driven by another 26-year-old man, Crucillo said. The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family, police said. The driver of the Civic was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Crucillo said the driver of the Rodeo was taken to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said alcohol was a factor …