Thursday, January 24, 2013
A man was transported to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries following a collision on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway.
A two-car accident left a man seriously injured and temporarily shut down the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway near the Connecticut Avenue exit Thursday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded around 2:46 p.m. and began to clear the scene at 3:18 p.m., said Beth Anne Nesselt, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokeswoman. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue evaluated five patients between the two vehicles, four of whom needed to be extricated, Nesselt said. One man suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, Nesselt said. Three patients were extricated from the second vehicle, and two of them were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Nesselt said. The third patient who was …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Bethesda woman says police initially did not investigate the accident, though her son was injured. Police say the family didn't cooperate.
The mother of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a car on River Road last week says a Montgomery County police officer failed to adequately investigate the incident and she will file a complaint. Police say the family would not speak to the officer at the scene. The boy’s mother, Marina Bowsher, told Patch that though her son was injured, an officer told her he couldn’t find evidence of an injury, didn’t file a police report and threw away his notes. Montgomery County police say the family declined medical treatment and didn’t allow them to speak with the boy at the scene, leaving them with no information to file a police report. After the family later contacted police, police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said an investigation was launched and…
Friday, September 7, 2012
A car collided with columns supporting an overhang in front of the Potomac Village Rite Aid Friday afternoon.
A driver veered into columns supporting an overhang in front of the Potomac Village Rite Aid Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the single-vehicle crash, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. Fire and Rescue personnel responded around 3:20 p.m., Garcia said. The car didn't hit the Rite Aid, but damaged the support columns in front of the building, Garcia said. The Rite Aid is located at 10134 River Road in the Potomac Place Shopping Center. Fire and Rescue called a building inspector to the scene, and the sidewalk around the overhang was closed to pedestrians. It's not yet known was caused the driver to veer into the support columns, Garcia said.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday is the first day of National Teen Driver Safety Week.
Monday marks the first day of Teen Driver Safety Week — a national effort that encourages teens to be safe, focused drivers — and many Winston Churchill High School students will learn about the dangers of distracted driving at a meeting this week. From Oct. 17 to Oct. 23, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is communicating the dangers of distracted driving, especially with teenagers who are new behind the wheel and likely to text while driving, according to the organization's website. Churchill students, parents and teachers will have an opportunity to learn about teens and distracted driving at the school's PTSA meeting on Oct. 19. The "Smart Six" program will feature a speaker who will outline the six factors common in …