Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

Motorist Strikes and Kills Cyclist Wednesday Night in Montgomery County

A 47-year-old man on a bicycle was hit and killed Wednesday night by a vehicle in Wheaton, Maryland, officials said. The incident occurred around 6:26 pm. at the intersection of Randolph Road and Goodhill Road. Montgomery County police said the cyclist was heading west on Randolph Road when a 2019 BMW M240i was also heading in the same direction. Police said the cyclist then crossed the westbound lanes of Randolph Road and collided with the BMW. The reason the cyclist crossed the road is unclear. Authorities said the cyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time and that he was declared dead on the scene. He was not identified immediately, pending the notification of his family. The driver of the BMW, 57, was not injured. The accident is still under investigation. Recently, there have been other fatal bicycle accidents. In September, a 64-year-old Arlington cyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle along the Washington Mall. And in July, a cyclist was beaten and killed along M Street, near New Hampshire Avenue, northwest of Washington. .

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