Montgomery Co. Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise

As pedestrian accidents increase and school is set to begin, Montgomery County Police are warning drivers to be vigilant of their surroundings.

This comes on the same day a 14-year-old boy struck in Rockville, Md.

According to police, the incident was reported just before 3 p.m. on Veirs Mill Road near the Twinsbrook Shopping Center. Onlookers said they saw two teenaged boys attempt to cross the street when one of them was struck by an oncoming vehicle. He suffered life-threatening injuries and has been hospitalized with head trauma, while the other boy is okay.

The driver of the striking vehicle, a Maryland woman in her 50s, remained on scene.

Police say the county has seen more pedestrian accidents this year so far than all of last year combined, which was a total of 424. They're especially concerned those numbers will grow even further as children return to school.

"Kids will be out there, traffic is going to get more congested, and drivers need to expect the unexpected," Cpt. Thomas Didone with Montgomery County Police said.

Stay with and News4 for the latest on this developing story.

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