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Posted at 1:32 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Driver who hit scooter turns himself in

By by Debbi Wilgoren

UPDATE:

The driver of a car that collided with a scooter in Rockville and left two teenagers badly injured, has turned himself in to police.

Montgomery County police Capt. Paul Starks says the man turned himself in on Monday shortly after 11 a.m. and is talking to police.

Starks says the 19-year-old driver of the scooter is in serious condition and a 16-year-old passenger is in critical condition. Starks says the accident happened early Monday and that the driver initially stopped but then left the scene.

-- Associated Press

Two teens injured in Rockville hit-and-run
5:16 a.m.

A 16-year-old and a 19-year-old were badly hurt early Monday when the motor scooter they were riding on collided with a car that drove away from the accident scene, Montgomery County police said Monday.

Captain Paul Starks told WRC -TV (Channel 4) that the collision occurred just after midnight in the 12,700 block of Veirs Mill Road in Rockville. Starks said police are looking for a silver, two-door Mercedes, likely with damage to its front end and windshield, that they believe hit the teens' motor scooter.

The 16-year-old is in critical condition and the 19-year-old is in serious condition, Starks told WRC. Both teens are male. Investigators do not yet know who is to blame for the collision.

Veirs Mill Road was closed between Aspen Hill Road and Robindale Road for several hours after the accident. As of 5:30 a.m., one westbound lane had been reopened. Still, drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

By by Debbi Wilgoren  | October 18, 2010; 1:32 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Comments

Were they wearing helmets?

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 18, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

As soon as my co-worker told me of this story this morning, I said "so was it Maryland or DC?" These Maryland folks are all drunks and crazy drivers. I hope these kids recover from this. Not sure why they were out past midnight on a school night, but they are still just kids. If the driver were not at fault, I doubt they would have left the scene.

Posted by: hogfarmer55 | October 18, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Send both parties back to Mexico. If it wasn't for illegals, this accident would never have happened

Posted by: paliceag | October 18, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I drove by the scene this morning on my way to work and both helmets were on the side of the road. The cops were examining the scooter( kinda looked like a dirt bike).

Posted by: jess12 | October 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad they at least had helmets on...car vs scooter usually does not turn out well!

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 18, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

This story is about two kids who where hurt, not about illegals. Stop using the internet to hide behind your racist ways..next time it could be your kid.

Posted by: shadon1 | October 18, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Send both parties back to Mexico. If it wasn't for illegals, this accident would never have happened

Posted by: paliceag |

Yea!!! Along with the muslim terrorist too!!

Posted by: ged0386 | October 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

his story is about two kids who where hurt, not about illegals. Stop using the internet to hide behind your racist ways..next time it could be your kid.

Posted by: shadon1

Its sarcasm, he has the same post in about 3 or 4 articles regardless of the topic. He is actually mocking some of the typical posters. Get it?

Posted by: ged0386 | October 18, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

ged: no.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | October 18, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

What is it with hit and runs these days? Everyone is leaving the scene. Do people really care that little for other human beings these days and more about covering their own butt? Scary. Better hope you are never hit in DC, you'll be left to bleed out on the roadway.

Posted by: defensorfortis | October 18, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

What is it with the increasing # of hit and runs around here? Everyone is leaving the scene. Do people really care that little for other human beings and more about covering their own butt these days? Scary. Better hope you are never hit in DC -- you'll be left to bleed out on the roadway.

Posted by: defensorfortis | October 18, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I hit a pedestrian in DC in 2001 & being a good citizen, I stopped & rendered aid. The man that I hit walked out into rush hour traffic in the middle of the block w/o looking & I was not charged. The next year, the schmuck sued me for $25,000.00 & won because I was never notified. If it happened to me again, I would think twice about stopping. HITLER WAS RIGHT!!!!!

Posted by: billbarry1 | October 18, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

his story is about two kids who where hurt, not about illegals. Stop using the internet to hide behind your racist ways..next time it could be your kid.

Posted by: shadon1

Its sarcasm, he has the same post in about 3 or 4 articles regardless of the topic. He is actually mocking some of the typical posters. Get it?

Posted by: ged0386 | October 18, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse


how about send you white devil on an island where you can watch child porn and molest little boys where you actually belong?

wouldnt be suprised if you were on to catch a predator...needle d**K

Posted by: mrhney03 | October 18, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

What is it with the increasing # of hit and runs around here? Seems everyone is leaving the scene. Do people really care that little for other human beings and more about covering their own butt these days? Scary. Better hope you are never hit in DC -- you'll be left to bleed out on the roadway while the driver rushes home to sober up or off to work at their "important" job. I hope they use this driver to set an example that leaving the scene will not be tolerated! I hope these two boys recover. I was disgusted by the comments regarding their ethnicity and immigration - a good American citizen would never say that. Don't forget that you, too, are the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of immigrants!

Posted by: defensorfortis | October 18, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

i call b.s. on losing a lawsuit and claiming "never notified." the dog ate the notice, right? its called ignoring the lawsuit, and then realizing that was not a good idea. if you are sued for a traffic accident, all you have to do is notify your insurance company and they will take care of it.

Posted by: good1 | October 18, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

not so sure about losing a lawsuit and claiming "never notified." the dog ate the notice, right? its called ignoring the lawsuit, and then realizing that was not a good idea. if you are sued for a traffic accident, all you have to do is notify your insurance company and they will take care of it.

Posted by: good1 | October 18, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Ther are palces in the metro area wher I have seen people try to get hit with the internt of filing such lawsuits as noted above- these are not the best areas of town. I would leave also rather then subimit to mob violence !

Posted by: soccerhead | October 19, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

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