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Boy, 14, hit by police cruiser in Md.

A 14-year-old boy was struck by a Gaithersburg Police cruiser Monday, and taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, officials said.

At 3:16 p.m., the marked police car was traveling west on Darnestown Road at Quince Orchard Road, police said.

The 14-year-old was in the median crossing the street, outside of the crosswalk, when he was hit, police said.

Officers from the Gaithersburg Police Traffic Unit are investigating. They said anyone with information can call 301-258-6400. Callers may remain anonymous.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  | October 11, 2010; 5:27 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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They knew that kid wasn't in the crosswalk so they hit him on purpose. I dont put anything past the po lice.

Posted by: cuziwuzi | October 11, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

you can be sure it will be covered up whenever the police are involved.

Posted by: OldSalt8 | October 12, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

Surprised that the police didn't shoot his dog while they were at it.....

Posted by: willtill | October 12, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

Tyler brown was hit, hes my friend he was crossing with the light adn the cop was speeding

Posted by: abramsonskater | October 12, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Tyler brown was hit, hes my friend he was crossing with the light adn the cop was speeding

Posted by: abramsonskater | October 12, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

"They knew that kid wasn't in the crosswalk so they hit him on purpose. I dont put anything past the po lice."

Yeah thats a reasonable thought.

Posted by: blank08 | October 12, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I used to investigate accidents for a living. The majority of the time, the pedestrian, usually a teenager, darted out without looking for oncoming traffic. The drivers ranged from professional bus drivers to regular folks.
The one thing all of the accidents had in common? The drivers were totally devastated at hitting someone, particularly when it was a child. Didn't matter if they were at fault or not - they were torn up about it.
Before you so quickly condemn that policeman, wait and find out the facts. Was the cop answering a call with siren and lights? Was he within the speed limit or speeding? Why did the boy walk out in front on oncoming traffic? Were either of them distracted by a cell phone or some other common distraction? What really happened?
And for those of you conspiracy theorists, why are the police asking witnesses to step forward if they don't want to know what happened.

Posted by: SuzeVA | October 12, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Was he plugged into an iPod? If the cruiser that speeding with the siren, the siren isn't always heard ahead of the car. If the car is going fast enough you can only hear the siren behind it -- the car outruns the sound. Possibly the reason for July 2009 Calvert County officer responding with siren and the car he hit didn't hear it. Stop bad-mouthing police officers -- look at the garbage they had to deal with. Would any of you conspiracy creeps want to do their job?

Posted by: Baltimore11 | October 12, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

@Baltimore11--

The speed of sound at sea level is about 760 mph. I have yet to see a police car that can out run the speed of sound.

I will grant that wind can affect acoustics, but yesterday was not a windy day.

Posted by: ceebee2 | October 12, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Smartmouth....I didn't say they outrun the speed of sound. I've seen this happen many times when an approaching ambulance or police car are coming at you at 80-90 mph you can't hear the siren in front, only from behind.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | October 12, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

No doubt the cop was on a cellphone. How many times do I witness this on a daily basis? I cannot keep track of it.

Posted by: rkayblock1 | October 12, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

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