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Muddy Branch Accident Gaithersburg Crash One Elderly Pedestrian Died and Another Was Critically Wounded
We are discussing the Muddy Branch Accident in Gaithersburg here. An elderly pedestrian was killed and another suffered serious injuries in an accident that happened on Wednesday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, according to the authorities.
A man and a woman, both in their golden years, were struck at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Police, close to the intersection of Muddy Branch Road and King James Way. The man did not survive the encounter, and they were transferred to a neighboring hospital for treatment of their injuries. Before their identities were made known, it took some time. The driver stayed on the site and helped the police with their investigation.
Jose Lopez works at a property called The Montgomery Club Apartments which is near the accident site. Before the police officers arrived, he claimed to have seen the incident’s aftermath. I was hoping and praying that they were at least still alive, he said. Unfortunately, only one of them received successful cardiac resuscitation from the many people that attempted it on them.
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Muddy Branch Road was closed as a result of the crash, and numerous law enforcement officers were posted close by near a crossing. What caused the crash has not yet been identified. The two people involved in the crash are currently being investigated by detectives, according to a member of the Montgomery County Police Department’s public relations division.
We do know that they were on the street when they were struck, Officer Cortez said. The police stated, “We are aware that the area has a crosswalk, but at this time, we are unsure as to whether or not they were crossing the roadway utilizing the crosswalk.
Furthermore, it is not yet clear if the two fatalities had any connection to one another. Many people who reside in the region or work close by have seen some risky incidents on Muddy Branch Road with cars rushing past pedestrians standing in the crosswalk.
One apartment complex tenant, Rosa Ticas, complained that some motorists disregard walkers’ right of way. She and other people think that further action needs to be taken. Given the numerous incidents that have happened here in the past, Lopez said that it would be advantageous “if they could lower the speed.” The authorities are currently looking into what caused the crash.