Sixth Person Killed This Summer During Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions
Latest incident involved Silver Spring man crossing Georgia Avenue
Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a car and killed Monday evening while crossing southbound Georgia Avenue near the Glenmont Metro Station, marking the third such pedestrian traffic fatality of the month and at least the sixth this summer, according to Montgomery County police records.
Police said Tierno Siradiou Bah, 69, of the 12000 block of Holdridge Road, died from his injuries at an area hospital after being struck shortly before 8:30 p.m. The driver, who remained at the scene, has been identified as 56-year-old Alberto Hilario of Bluhill Road in Silver Spring.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the adult male pedestrian was attempting to cross southbound Georgia Avenue between Glenallan Avenue and Urbana Drive when he was struck by a 2006 Dodge Sprinter that was traveling south on Georgia Avenue,” a police press report stated. “The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
Last week, Julio Danery Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 34, of an unconfirmed address, was killed while attempting to cross Norbeck Road at approximately 4 p.m. at the intersection of E. Gude Drive in Rockville. The victim was struck by a 2016 Jeep Cherokee, which was traveling eastbound on Norbeck Road approaching E. Gude Drive.
On Aug. 12, Leonel A. Reyes, 58, of the 14600 block of Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring, was fatally struck around 11:30 p.m. while attempting to cross Georgia Avenue at Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.
In June, three people were also killed from pedestrian-vehicle collisions occurring in Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton.
In 2017, Montgomery County rolled out a “Vision Zero Plan” to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities. A county police spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment before presstime on how many pedestrian deaths there has been in the county this year.
This story was updated at 12:30 p.m. to include the name of the pedestrian killed Monday night.