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.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Collision happened around 3:19 p.m. near Old Georgetown Road and Beech Ave.
Four adults and two children were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a multi-vehicle collision near Old Georgetown Road and Beech Drive in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Rescuers responded to the intersection around 3:19 p.m., according to Fire and Rescue Spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia. At least three or four vehicles were involved, but it's not clear how the accident happened, Garcia said. All six victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Garcia said. Shortly after the crash, the intersection was completely shut down to traffic, and traffic was likely to continue to be impacted into the afternoon, Garcia said. Montgomery County police are investigating the circumstances of the …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Three people suffering from life-threatening injuries following Friday evening crash.
Six people are injured -- three with life-threatening injuries -- following a Friday evening crash on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway. The accident happened on the Beltway near River Road around 6:45 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. An SUV overturned, ejecting two people and trapping one inside, according to Assistant Chief Scott Graham of MCFRS. The SUV also struck other vehicles, Graham said. Five of the victims suffered traumatic injuries, and of those, three suffered injuries that were life-threatening, Graham said. One person suffered minor injuries. The victims were transported to local trauma centers. Both Montgomery County and Fairfax Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, Graham said. The …
Friday, December 16, 2011
An overturned police car caused road closures and traffic backups in Chevy Chase on the evening of Dec. 15.
Update (Friday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m.): The Chevy Chase Village police officer driving the police car that overturned on Thursday evening, Dec. 15, at Brookville Road and Thornapple Street sustained no injuries in the collision, which was caused by another driver, according to Chief John Fitzgerald of the Chevy Chase Village police. Officer Deng Tan was traveling north on Brookville Road in a Chevy Chase Village police car at about 8 p.m. when the driver of a minivan traveling west on Thornapple Street entered the intersection (from the east) of Brookville Road and Thornapple Street prematurely, hitting Tan’s car, Fitzgerald said. The right-front corner of Tan’s police car struck the left-front corner of the minivan. The collision forced the …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Stephanie Schwab, 26, wanted for crimes in Baltimore County and Fairfax.
Update, 3:30p.m.: The Washington Post reports that Fairfax Police followed a car suspected to be the get-away vehicle in the McLean bank robbery into Montgomery County along I-495 Wednesday afternoon. When the vehicle exited the Beltway at Old Georgetown Road, it crashed, and the driver got out and ran from police, the Post reported. Schwab was arrested around 1 p.m., the Post reported. Update, 3p.m.: NBC Washington reported that Fairfax County police arrested the woman known as the "blonde bandit" following an Old Georgetown Road traffic crash. Stephanie Schwab, 26, wanted for bank robberies and carjackings in Fairfax County, Virginia and Baltimore County, was arrested by Fairfax police following the crash. NBC Washington reported they …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials removed the trapped people and transported them to a local hospital.
Two people were trapped inside a car when it overturned on Little Falls Parkway at River Road in Bethesda earlier Saturday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials removed both people from the car and transported them to a local hospital, Assistant Chief Scott Graham said.