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Driver dies in Md. after hit from behind

Dan Morse

A driver died Thursday night in Burtonsville after the Toyota 4Runner he was driving was hit from behind while stopped at a red light, authorities said.

The 4Runner driver, Anthony Lee Austin, 57, of Silver Spring, was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center, but died there of his injuries.

He had been stopped in the southbound lanes of Columbia Pike at the intersection of Blackburn Road, about six miles north of the Capital Beltway, at 9:03 p.m., Montgomery County police said Friday.

He was hit from behind by a Toyota Tacoma, authorities said. The Tacoma driver, William E. Hauber, 35, of Philadelphia, was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the case.

Anyone who may have information about this collision is asked to call investigators at 301-840-2435.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  July 30, 2010; 12:42 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Traffic Accidents  
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Comments

My sympathies to Mr Austin, and I wish him a speedy recovery. I have a buddy who was a practicing brilliant surgeon . He was sitting in his car at a red light one morning on his way to work(yes to the OR!!) by a dump truck. He's ok now,but it took him months to recover. He does not feel comfortable doing surgery, which he loved,was good at - and he is still loved by his former patients and the hospital staff. He tells me that he is lucky.
I hope they find the driver that hit Mr Austin.

Posted by: 10bestfan | July 30, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I hope they find the driver that hit Mr Austin.
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"He was hit from behind by a Toyota Tacoma, authorities said. The Tacoma driver, William E. Hauber, 35, of Philadelphia, was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in serious but stable condition."

Duh.

Posted by: checkered1 | July 30, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

My sympathies to Mr Austin, and I wish him a speedy recovery.
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Anthony Lee Austin, 57, of Silver Spring, was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center, but died there of his injuries.

Duh # 2...dude, did you even read the artilcle?

Posted by: Glock23 | July 30, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

This is very unfortunate but I suspect the victime would have faired much better had he been in a Government Motors GMC vehicle as opposed to a Toyota tin foil. I also suspect the the other drivers Toyota gas pedal must have been stuck under his floor mat and his brakes again failed to work. Perhaps his steering also failed making him unable to avoid turning away from this impact.

Posted by: pt1836metz | August 1, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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