Monday, December 14, 2009

COMMUNITY ADVISORY - Police Investigate Serious Personal Injury Collision in Takoma Park

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a collision that occurred this morning at approximately 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard in Takoma Park.

The preliminary investigation determined that a gold Nissan Armada was in the second left turn lane from northbound New Hampshire Avenue onto westbound University Boulevard. There was a green Saturn directly behind the Armada. Both vehicles were stopped and waiting for the red left turn signal to change.

Timothy Hider, age 46, of the 1700 block of Mount Pisgah Lane in Silver Spring was driving a silver Honda CR-V SUV northbound on New Hampshire Avenue approaching the intersection of University Boulevard. For reasons still under investigation, Hider struck the green Saturn which then struck the gold Nissan Armada. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the green Saturn, Wendy Spey, age 32, of the 8000 block of Barron Street in Takoma Park was transported to Medstar with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Nathaniel Spey, age 2, was seated behind his mother in a forward facing car seat. He was transported to Children’s Hospital with critical injuries. Eleanor Spey, age 10 months, was in a rear facing infant car seat behind the front passenger seat. She was transported to Children’s Hospital for observation and is in stable condition.

The driver of the gold Nissan Armada, Alona Ebanks, of the 15000 block of Aylesbury Street in Silver Spring was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.

Collision Reconstruction Detectives are asking that anyone who witnessed today’s collision or has information about this collision is asked to contact them at 301-840-2435.

Callers may remain anonymous.