Two hit-and-run deaths in Montgomery County has put a renewed concentrate on “who would do one thing like that?”
WHEATON-GLENMONT, Md. — Security advocates complain it continues to be “open season” on pedestrians within the D.C. metro area. The previous 24 hours had been notably dangerous.
Three individuals had been struck and killed in Montgomery County in only a 7-hour interval Monday, based on police companies. Investigators say two of these incidents concerned hit and run drivers.
The primary of the 2 incidents occurred on the intersection of Viers Mill Highway and Ferrara Avenue in Wheaton at about 6:20 p.m. A 59-year-old lady was struck and killed by the motive force of a sedan, based on police.
Montgomery County investigators launched a photograph of a blue 2012-2015 Volkswagen Passat as a attainable suspect car. No arrests or suspects have been announed.
Simply after 11 p.m., one other hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian who was on the Capital Beltway Inside Loop close to Colesville Highway, based on Maryland State Police. The sufferer was recognized as Danny Junior Beckford of D.C.
Beckford’s physique was discovered on the shoulder of the freeway, based on State Police who’re interesting for info or witnesses.
An analysis of national data by researchers on the College of California, Berkeley recognized traits of drivers concerned in hit-and-run incidents.
“Outcomes … point out that sure driver demographic traits (younger, male), habits (notably alcohol use), and historical past (e.g., suspended license or historical past of DWI/DUI convictions) are related to hit-and-run,” UCB researchers wrote.
In accordance with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration roughly 19% of pedestrians killed had been struck in crashes that concerned hit-and-run drivers. Maryland knowledge reveals 125 pedestrians had been killed in 2021 and eight have died to this point in 2021.