On December 14, 2009, Takoma Park Police responded to a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard in Takoma Park. The investigation was subsequently turned over to Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU).
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 Georges 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. She is currently recovering at home.
Eleanor Spey, age 10 months, was in a rear facing infant car seat behind the front passenger seat. She was transported to Childrens Hospital for observation and is in stable condition. The child is currently recovering at home.
Nathaniel Spey, age 2, was seated behind his mother in a forward facing car seat. He was transported to Childrens Hospital with critical injuries where he remains in critical condition.
Collision Reconstruction Detectives ask that anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about this collision to contact them at 301-840-2435.
Callers may remain anonymous.