Saturday, April 6, 2013
Police: Colleen Nicole Bell, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene
A Germantown woman was killed in a crash early Saturday after her car struck a taxi, spun 180 degrees and crashed into a tree. Colleen Nicole Bell, 20, of the 19100 block of Highstream Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene, Montgomery County Police said. The call was dispatched at around 2:30 a.m. According to police, Bell was driving north on Mateny Road, but as she entered the intersection of Mateny and Clopper Roads, she struck a Regency cab travelling east on Clopper. Police said her Honda Civic spun 180 degrees, veered off the road and struck a tree. The cab driver was injured but was not transported, police said. The crash is still being investigated.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Collision occurred near Dawson Farm Road
Due to an accident involving a school bus and a car, the northbound lane of Great Seneca Highway has been shut down at Dawson Farm Road, Montgomery County police said. The accident occurred at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday, MCP spokeswoman Blanca King told Patch. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Scott Grahm said he had not received reports of serious injuries related to the incident. There was no information on whether there were students on the bus.
Monday, October 29, 2012
A 66-year-old woman died.
(Updated 8:18 p.m.) A two-car crash that killed a 66-year-old woman Monday in Clarksburg was weather-related, The Washington Post reports. Medical examiner David Fowler reportedly told The Post, "'If not for the storm' the accident would not have occurred ... ." The full account is available at The Post's Crime Scene blog. Mai Lam-Phan was killed after a Nissan struck her vehicle head-on on Frederick Road. The driver and the passenger of the Nissan were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, said the storm may have been a possible cause but said investigators did not have an official determination, Patch and several news outlets have reported. (Updated 5:16 p.m.) A 66-year…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Crash occurred at Little Seneca Parkway and Frederick Roads in Clarksburg
(Updated 11:20 a.m.) CLARKSBUG — Four people were seriously injured in a crash in Clarksburg on Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Asst. Chief Scott Graham told Patch. Around 7:22 a.m., emergency rescuers were dispatched to Little Seneca Parkway and Frederick Road, near Rocky Hill Middle School, to respond to a two-vehicle collision, according to Graham. Rescuers had to free an adult motorist from an overturned vehicle. Two children had to be flown to the hospital, Graham said. According to Graham, the crash victims were seriously injured, but those injuries were not considered life threatening. WUSA, which had the initial report, posted photos from the scene on its website. Montgomery County Police Officer Rebecca Innocenti…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Montgomery County Police Officer Fabio Chung was helping out at a crash scene at the time of the crash
(Updated 11:45 p.m.) An off-duty police officer helping at the scene of a crash was struck by a vehicle that slid off a Germantown off-ramp Tuesday, according to police. Montgomery County Police Officer Fabio Chung was on the ramp from eastbound Route 118 onto southbound Interstate 270 when another vehicle slid off the roadway and struck him and his unmarked cruiser, Montgomery County Police said in a press release late Tuesday. Police said Chung was treated at an area hospital. No other injuries were reported from the scene, police said. Prior to the crash Maryland State Police received a report of a disabled bus on the ramp at around 5:15 p.m., a duty officer with the Rockville barrack told Patch. State police said the bus dispensed oil …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A 24-year-old Germantown man was killed Monday after a collision at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Longdraft Road.
Update (9:35 p.m.): A 24-year-old Germantown man was killed Monday after his motorcycle collided with the side door of a vehicle trying to make a left turn on to Great Seneca Highway from Longdraft Road, Montgomery County police said. The victim, Michael George Balcom, of the 13200 block of Wonderland Way, was traveling on northbound Great Seneca Highway on his 2001 Suzuki SV650s motorcycle when a 1998 BMW 528i attempted to turn on to the road in front of Balcom, police said. The motorcycle collided with the passenger side door of the BMW, and Balcom was thrown from the motorcycle. An off duty Montgomery County police officer came upon the collision just after it occurred and, along with a citizen, rendered first aid to Balcom, police said…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Washington County, Md., volunteer firefighter rescued man from firey wreck on Dickerson Road on June 5, The Gazette reports.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Jelani Prather, 36, was off duty at the time.
Update, 11:55 p.m., Sept. 16: Maryland State Police have identified the driver who died when his car struck a fuel truck on Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon as Jelani Omar Prather, 36, of Rockville. Prather was an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department's 5th District in Washington, D.C. Prather was off duty at the time of the crash, which occurred about 12:47 p.m. on the shoulder of the northbound local lanes of I-270 between the Montrose Road and Falls Road exits, according to a state police news release. According to a preliminary investigation, Antonio Donnell Lucas, 28, of Clinton, was driving a 2008 Freightliner tanker truck when he pulled on to the right shoulder to check for a possible equipment problem. Lucas returned to…
Friday, October 1, 2010
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This week in Germantown news, police began their investigation into the rape of a 21-year old Silver Spring female. The suspect, described as a male in his 20's or 30's, short and with a medium build, is still at large. Also, Patch got more details into the County's unfortunate fiscal situation on Tuesday's meeting with the Office of Management and Budget and the county council. Turns out there's a $140 million gap between expected revenue and expenditures. In other news, Patch stopped by to find out what happened with the power outage at Seneca Valley high school and surrounding neighborhoods. Police said it was a blown transformer, Pepco disagreed. To satisfy the Chipotle lovers of Germantown we revealed the location of the store set to …
Minor injuries sustained in the collision of a car and school bus.
The roads were just cleared after a collision involving a school bus and a grey four-door vehicle. The collision happened this morning at approximately 11:30 am at the 14200 block of Middlebrook Road, at Great Seneca Highway. Officers say the bus was unoccupied and the driver was not injured. The car sustained severe damage, ending up under the bus. The driver of the car was taken to an area hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries. Further details are not yet available.