Pedestrian Struck in White Oak Hit And Run Suffered Serious Injuries

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WHITE OAK, MD – A 19-year-old male suffered serious injuries on Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Prelude Drive. The driver of that vehicle didn’t stick around and wait for first responders to arrive. Instead, they fled the scene.

On Thursday, Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police said first responders responded to the scene and provided aid to the victim, but the driver had since fled.

“Officers arrived at the scene and located a 19-year-old male of Gaithersburg, suffering from serious injuries. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries,” police said. “Witnesses stated that the striking vehicle had continued northbound on Columbia Pike without stopping after the collision. Officers identified vehicle parts left behind by the striking vehicle and determined it to be a grey Ford Fusion.”

According to police, officers searched surrounding community parking areas and located a grey 2014 Ford Fusion that had damage consistent with a pedestrian collision, in the White Oak area. The parts located on the scene matched the parts missing from the vehicle. Officers also identified and located the driver of the striking vehicle.

“The investigation by detectives has determined that the pedestrian was crossing northbound Columbia Pike from east to west when he was struck in or near the crosswalk by a grey 2014 Ford Fusion that was traveling northbound on Columbia Pike, approaching Prelude Dr. The intersection is controlled by traffic and pedestrian signals. The light cycle at the time of the collision is under investigation,” the department said.

At this point, police have not announced an arrest or charges.