Bicyclist struck by Montgomery County police car was seriously injured

Bicyclist struck by Montgomery County police car was seriously injured
Bicyclist Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries When Struck by Police Vehicle in Bethesda
A cyclist was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Friday night after he was hit by a Montgomery County police vehicle in Bethesda, Maryland. WASHINGTON — A cyclist was seriously injured Friday night after he was struck by a Montgomery County police car in Bethesda, Maryland.

The cyclist, whose identity has not been released, was struck by a 2016 Ford Interceptor around 11:10 p.m. on Connecticut Avenue at Jones Bridge Road. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Montgomery Co. Police Cruiser Struck Bicyclist, Police Say

Officer James O’Rourke was driving southbound on Connecticut Avenue when he struck the cyclist. O’Rourke was not injured.

O’Rourke was responding to a routine service call at the time of the collision and did not have his emergency equipment activated.

Detectives are still investigating the crash. They are asking anyone with information to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

A bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries Friday night after being struck by a Montgomery County police vehicle, according to police.

At approximately 11:10 p.m., police Officer James O’Rourke was driving in a marked police vehicle near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Jones Bridge Road in Bethesda when he struck a man riding a bicycle, police said.

Police said O’Rourke was responding to a “routine call for service,” and did not have emergency equipment activated at the time of the collision.

O’Rourke was not injured in the collision, but the bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.


Posted in Montgomery