Detectives Investigate Serious Collision In Clarksburg Involving Bicyclist

by Patrick Herron
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For Immediate Release: Friday, March 11, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a collision involving a bicyclist that occurred today, March 11, near the intersection of Frederick Road and Stringtown Road in Germantown.

At approximately 4:27 p.m., 5th District Officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a bicyclist that was struck by a Peterbilt tractor trailer.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the adult male bicyclist, who had been operating a black and blue Haro bicycle, and the operator of the 2009 purple Peterbilt tractor trailer were both traveling north on Frederick Road, passing Stringtown Road. While the truck was overtaking the bicycle, the operator of the bicycle struck the rear portion of the trailer, causing him to fall and was subsequently struck by the trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer remained on scene and was uninjured.

The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.

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A Bike Rider March 12, 2022 - 7:07 pm

I’ve been riding bikes my entire 60+ year life and generally tracker trailers and long haul vehicles pass us with enough room as they start to pass but move back over to the right too soon, before their truck has cleared the cyclist. I think this happens because they don’t realize how fast the cyclists are going so think they are clear of them and pull back to the right without looking in their mirror. It’s not intentional on the driver’s part, but a miscalculation and also a time when they should be using their side and center mirrors to see if it’s clear to move back to the right.

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