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County Police Investigating First Bicycle-Vehicle Fatality of the Year

Cyclist was not wearing a helmet, police say

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Montgomery County police are investigating the first bicycle-vehicle fatality of the year.

According to a press release, police responded to a report of a collision involving a bicycle and a vehicle near the intersection of Randolph and Goodhill roads in Silver Spring at 6:26 p.m. on Wednesday.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 47-year-old man riding his bicycle in the westbound lanes of Randolph Road near Goodhill Road collided with a 2019 BMW M240i that was also traveling westbound on Randolph.

The bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene, police said.

“The identity of the man will be released once family members have been notified,” police spokesman Officer Rick Goodale said.

The driver of the BMW, identified as 57-year-old Yale Abraham Tankus of the 100 block of Lillian Lane in Silver Spring, was not injured.

According to police records, as of Nov. 2, 103 bicycle-vehicle collisions have occurred in the county this year. Bicyclists suffered serious injuries in nine of those incidents.

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