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Man hit by car dies

A man who was struck by a small SUV in Wheaton last week has died of his injuries, Montgomery County police said Wednesday.

Eloy Rubio, 48, of no fixed address, was crossing the westbound lanes of Veirs Mill Road near Gridley Road when he was struck by a Chevrolet Tracker about 9:58 p.m. June 13.

The driver of the Tracker, a 36-year-old Olney man, stayed at the scene, police said. He was not hurt.

Police asked anyone with information about the accident to call 301-840-2435.

-- Mike McPhate

By Maria Glod  |  June 23, 2010; 12:41 PM ET
Categories:  Montgomery  
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Speeding and running red lights/stop signs is big issue in that part of montgomery county. That single road the span of lest than 5 miles have so many pedetrian deaths in few years. They need better design of roads/intersections in congested areas and more enforcement with speed cameras no just around schools but also around malls and shopping centers where lot of foot traffic corsses adjoining street.

Posted by: Jim110 | June 23, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, this homeless individual didn't realize that walking out in front of moving vehicles --- and not using a crosswalk --- is a sure invitation to disaster.

Hope the guy who hit him didn't have much damage to his car.

Posted by: postisarag | June 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

postisarag: You're all heart. But I'm sure you think you're too cute by half.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 23, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

90% of the time when you here of this it's a hispanic person. I wonder why their community leaders don't make this an important issue. I know from travel that folks in latin america cross the street wherever they want but drivers are used to it...Drivers here are not looking for pedestrians except at crosswalks...the word needs to get out there.

Posted by: Jim31 | June 23, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

jckdoors: You got that right!

Posted by: postisarag | June 23, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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