Updated: Pedestrian dies after being struck in Rockville

Updated: Pedestrian dies after being struck in Rockville

Five crashes involving a pedestrian or bicyclist were reported Wednesday in Montgomery County

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A Gaithersburg man was struck and killed while trying to cross Rockville Pike Wednesday night, Montgomery County police said.

Police identified the victim as Michael Louis Gamboa, 40, in a press release early Thursday morning.

The crash was one of five involving a pedestrian or bicyclist reported in Montgomery County on Wednesday and the only one that was fatal, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

Police said Gamboa was crossing Rockville Pike around 8:41 p.m. when he was hit by a southbound 2011 Nissan Sentra driven by Adam Moche Aseraph, 28, of Rockville.

Gamboa was taken to the hospital and later died of his injuries.

Aseraph was not injured and stayed at the scene after the crash, police said.

The area of Rockville where the crash happened is near a shopping center with a TGI Fridays.

Wednesday night’s crash marks the second pedestrian fatality of 2020 in Montgomery County. On Jan. 6, Jose Renan Guillen, 75, of Olney, was fatally struck while trying to cross Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill.

There were four other crashes involving non-motorists that occurred Wednesday, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer’s Twitter feed.

• At 5:18 p.m., Piringer wrote that a pedestrian was hit near Massachusetts Avenue and Osceola Road in the Glen Echo area. The patient refused to be taken to the hospital.

• At 5:44 p.m., Piringer wrote that a toddler was hit on Willow Lane in Chevy Chase. The child was taken to the hospital with injuries considered priority two.

• At 6:22 p.m., Piringer wrote that an adult pedestrian was hit near Towne Road and Rose Avenue in North Bethesda’s Pike and Rose development. They were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries.

• At 7:04 p.m., Piringer wrote that a bicyclist was hit near Wootton Parkway and Dundee Road in Rockville, and was taken to the hospital with injuries considered non-life threatening.

Piringer did not have additional information on any of those crashes on Thursday morning.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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