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Posted at 4:49 AM ET, 06/14/2010

Pedestrian seriously hurt in Silver Spring

By Mike McPhate

Police are trying to identify a pedestrian who is in critical condition after being struck by a small SUV in Silver Spring Sunday night, Montgomery County police said.

A Chevrolet Tracker traveling east on Veirs Mill Road near Gridley Road collided with the man about 9:45 p.m., police said.

The pedestrian is described as a 5’ 2” Hispanic man between 30 and 40 years old and weighing about 130 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hat, a white t-shirt, blue jeans and tan work boots, police said.

The driver, 36-year-old Hector Ventura, remained on the scene after the collision. He was not hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call 301-840-2435.

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 4:49 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  pedestrian, silver spring  
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At least he stayed......most don't. Good for him.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 14, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

That's a busy little shopping area with a lot of foot traffic and people running to catch buses on different corners. Poorly lit in some places too.

MoCo and Pepco need to make some pedestrian upgrades to the area or more of this will happen.

Posted by: B-rod | June 14, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

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