A Bethesda woman was seriously injured Friday in a hit-and-run accident in Bethesda, police say, and they need the public's help in identifying the driver who struck her.
Montgomery County Police said Wednesday that they were seeking a driver who apparently struck 35-year-old Michelle Eyre De Sam.
At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, another driver found De Sam unconscious and lying in Rockville Pike at the intersection with Cedar Lane, police said. Their investigation revealed that she had been struck by a car.
Police believe De Sam was crossing Rockville Pike from east to west and that she was in the crosswalk. De Sam was struck in the northbound lanes as she crossed. It was raining at the time.
Police have not found the striking vehicle, and they don't know if anyone witnessed the collision.
De Sam, of the 9200 block of Cedar Lane in Bethesda, was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. She continues to recover in the hospital.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was in the area around that time and saw something suspicious should call the police non-emergency number: 301-279-8000.
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