1 Pedestrian Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Gaithersburg Crash

1 Pedestrian Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Gaithersburg Crash

1 Pedestrian Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Gaithersburg Crash: According to officials, a pedestrian accident on Wednesday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, left one elderly pedestrian dead and another critically injured.

Around 2:30 p.m., a man and a lady who were both old were struck at Muddy Branch Road and King James Way, according to Montgomery County Police. They were sent to a nearby hospital to treat their wounds, but the man passed away.

Their identities weren’t made public right away. The motorist remained on the site and assisted the authorities. Jose Lopez is employed at the Montgomery Club Apartments, a building close to the incident site. He claimed to have witnessed the collision’s aftermath before police arrived.

He remarked, “I was hoping and praying they would at least be alive. Many others attempted CPR on them, but sadly with one of them, it was unsuccessful. Following the collision, Muddy Branch Road was shut down, and there were many police officers stationed close to a crossing.

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What caused the crash is not yet known with certainty. According to a public relations officer for the Montgomery County Police, the two people who were struck are still being investigated to see if they were in the crosswalk.

Officer Cortez said, “We do know they were on the roadway when they were struck.” Although a crosswalk is close by, it is unknown at this time whether or not the individuals were using it to cross the road. Furthermore, it is yet unknown if the two fatalities were related.

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Residents and employees told News4 they had witnessed close calls on Muddy Branch Road as cars zoomed past people crossing the street. Rosa Ticas, an apartment building resident, claimed that some motorists disregard pedestrians’ right of way.

She claims that additional action is required. There have been numerous incidents here in the past, so if they could slow down, that would be beneficial, Lopez added. The police are looking into the cause of the collision.