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Georgia Ave. reopens in Aspen Hill

12:40 p.m. Update:

Georgia Avenue has reopened.

Noon Update:

Georgia Avenue northbound remains closed, according to Maryland transportation officials.

The Maryland DOT is also reporting that two of four lanes of Shady Grove Road eastbound are blocked at I-270 because of debris in the roadway.

Update: 11 a.m.

Montgomery County officials are now reporting that a SUV, traveling north on George Avenue near Aspen Hill Road, struck a stroller carrying a young girl - believed to be 14 months to 24 months old - about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Bystanders said the child was not breathing, and started CPR, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for Montgomery's Fire and Rescue Service. Arriving police officers also administered medical help.

The child has been taken to a hospital with "serious, life-threatening injuries," Garcia said. The child's mother also was taken to a hospital, but her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, Garcia said.

Original post: Montgomery County police have closed northbound Georgia Avenue, in the Aspen Hill area, to investigate an accident possibly involving two pedestrians -- a woman and an infant, a police spokeswoman said at 10:35 a.m. Friday.

Medics also are on the scene. Information is developing.

-- Dan Morse

By Michael Bolden  | October 8, 2010; 10:49 AM ET
Categories:  Driving, Montgomery County  
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Comments

Drivers do not stop and they don't care...I drive and park at the metro and can barely get across the street before some fool is balling almost not stopping at the light and then stops in the walkway to cross...and then we have the important cell drivers..who cannot go a moment without the phone...and then not see anything...police need to have people like me writing down tag numbers, snap a pic...and send it in...the world is in a rush and oh while a job will not go on if you are not there...pls.

Posted by: shadon1 | October 8, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Did the driver at least stop and help, or did s/he drive on, thinking s/he'd hit a deer?

Posted by: mcaicedo | October 8, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

It appears to be "Open Season" on pedestrians, and SUV's seem to be the weapon of choice. Another terrible, preventable, sad situation.

Posted by: walonika | October 8, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Typical first thought is to blame the driver. We need more responsible peds as well. Jay-walking while yakking on their phones, too lazy to walk down the block and cross at the proper location. Drivers need to slow down, Peds need to pay attention.

Posted by: JanJanRC | October 8, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

DC-area drivers: please stop mowing down pedestrians. Thanks.

Posted by: mvm_ffx | October 8, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, both the mother and her child will survive.

Posted by: mbrumble | October 8, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

JanJanRC:

I follow the law and cross legally at crosswalks, paying close attention to what's going on around me. Drivers (particularly SUV drivers) routinely cut me off, even at a few feet away.

But way to go, raging at those stupid obstacles -- erm, pedestrians -- that are always in your way.

A very typical DC-area attitude, where self-importance and aggression reign.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | October 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Being mowed down by a vehicle is no way to die.

Posted by: mossmillennium | October 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I hope the poor child pulls through and is not permanently handicapped. But JanJanRC is correct; both pedestrians and drivers need to pay more attention. Many times, pedestrians put themselves in danger. But drivers also drive carelessly. This is so sad.

Posted by: brandip_77 | October 8, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Sick

Posted by: AlbyVA | October 8, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Just this morning I saw some a-hole w/ NY plates come flying off the circle by GWU Hospital and almost take out a bunch of pedestrians.
Even with the light, one takes their life in their hands crossing Mass Ave @ Columbus Circle.
Too bad this isn't VA. At least there you can pull your weapon & take the driver out with you.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | October 8, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

But you non-SUV drivers have to understand, the SUV driver and their family are more important than you!

They deserve to take away more parking space, they deserve cut everyone off because they have thousands of blind-spots, and they deserve to guzzle more gas because they're worth it and you're not.

Oh...and then there's that snow excuse too.

Posted by: candordatviribusalas | October 8, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

But you non-SUV drivers have to understand, the SUV driver and their family are more important than you!

They deserve to take away more parking space, they deserve cut everyone off because they have thousands of blind-spots, and they deserve to guzzle more gas because they're worth it and you're not.

Oh...and then there's that snow excuse too.

Posted by: candordatviribusalas | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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