Teenage Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Bethesda

Teenage Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Bethesda

Crash happened near where another teen bicyclist was fatally struck in July

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A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured Friday night when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, police said.

The girl was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police. Additional information on her condition was not available Monday morning.

The girl was riding in the crosswalk of northbound Old Georgetown Road at the interchange with the Beltway around 5:45 p.m. Police said a 2006 Toyota Camry hit her while turning onto the on-ramp for the inner loop of the Beltway.

The Camry was driven by Nanak Singh Manku, 83, of McLean, Va., according to police. No charges had been filed as of Monday morning.

The girl was struck a few blocks north of the intersection between Old Georgetown Road and Beech Avenue, where 17-year-old Jacob Cassell was struck and killed while riding south along the sidewalk in July. Jacob, who lived in Bethesda, was riding south on Old Georgetown Road when he fell off the sidewalk and into the road, then was struck by a passing vehicle, according to police.

Police are asking anyone with additional information about Friday’s crash to call them at 240-773-6620.

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

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