Update, 12:52 p.m.: The driver of the Honda in this morning's pedestrian collision has been identified as Remy Jean Paul Bosselut, 52, of the 6000 block of Chatsworth Lane in Bethesda. The man who was struck, William George Cole, 59, remained in critical condition and is undergoing treatment, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 2nd District Traffic Squad at 301-652-9200.
Update, 11:37 a.m.: A car driven by a 52-year-old man struck a man walking in Bethesda Wednesday morning, said Capt. Paul Starks, a Montgomery County police spokesperson.
The 59-year-old man was critically injured, police said.
The car, a silver 2006 Honda, struck the man as he crossed the southbound lanes of Old Georgetown Road, just north of Alta Vista Road, Starks said.
The driver stayed on the scene, a police spokeswoman told Patch.
According to the preliminary investigation, the man may have been attempting to cross the street mid-block and not at an intersection, in an area where there were no crosswalks, Starks said.
The man was struck close to a bus stop on southbound Old Georgetown Road, but it was unclear in which direction the man was walking, Starks said.
The man's town of residence was not immediately clear, Starks said. Identification indicated he was a Maryland resident, but did not live in Montgomery County, he said.
Update, 10:56 a.m.: A 59-year-old man struck by a car on Old Georgetown Road Wednesday morning is in critical condition, police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti said.
The driver of the car who struck the pedestrian stayed on the scene, Innocenti said.
Meredith Daly, an employee at the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health, said she drove by and saw a man who appeared to be unresponsive lying in the right-hand southbound lane of Old Georgetown Road.
"I drove by and the man looked completely unresponsive. His head was face down. He was sprawled in the street," Daly told Patch.
Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, told Bethesda Now that the man may have been crossing Old Georgetown Road mid-block.
Original Post: A pedestrian was struck at Old Georgetown Road and Alta Vista Road in Bethesda Wednesday morning, according to Montgomery County police.
The incident happened at 9:37 a.m., county police spokeswoman Angela Cruz said.
The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries, Cruz said.
Few more details were available Wednesday morning. Units from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and county police responded to the scene, Cruz said. An MCFRS spokesman didn't have additional information.
Southbound Old Georgetown Road was closed at Beech Drive, police reported via Twitter. They advised motorists to find an alternate route.
The incident follows three county pedestrian colissions Tuesday —including one on Wisconsin Avenue—and an incident several weeks ago during which a baby in stroller was struck in downtown Bethesda.
The baby's father said it was 'pure luck' the child was not injured.
This story has been corrected to indicate the driver of the car that struck the pedestrian this morning is a man. We regret the error.