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Police investigate hit-and-run

Montgomery County detectives are investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that occurred Saturday night in the Piney Branch area of Silver Spring.

About 8:15 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 8700 block of Carroll Avenue near Piney Branch Road after a pedestrian was reported struck, according to a police news release.

A 24-year-old woman was walking in the northbound roadway when she was hit by a small, dark-colored car, possibly a Honda, which failed to stop and remain at the scene, police said. The woman was transported to an area trauma center in serious condition.

The vehicle’s right-side exterior mirror was found at the scene. Additionally, the vehicle may have damage to the headlight, hood and windshield on the right side.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435. Callers may remain anonymous.

By Washington Post Editors  | September 26, 2010; 10:58 AM ET
Categories:  From the Editors, Maryland, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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How many hit-and-runs occur within the Beltway each year???

Posted by: TooManyPeople | September 27, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Hit and run has become such a common place in the area. Perhaps police needs to crack just one case and some judge need to give enough sentence to make someone think that hitting and running is not such good thing after all. Those camera on traffic lights need to provide some return on investment.

Posted by: Jim110 | September 27, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

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