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Horrific Middlebrook Road Crash Leaves Six Seriously Injured

Traffic was snarled Tuesday evening, as a multi-vehicle crash left Montgomery County Police and Fire Rescue personnel trying to bring order to chaos while tending to many seriously injured patients at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Great Seneca Highway in Germantown. According to police, the crash which occurred at about 6:12 pm on Tuesday, May 2 involved seven cars and left six people, including an 11-month-old infant and a 2-year-old girl with serious injuries. MCFRS transported six patients to various local hospitals.

   Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit were called to the scene to investigate the incident, which left two vehicles with catastrophic damage.

   Montgomery County Police have said that the preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling westbound on Middlebrook Road approaching Great Seneca Highway. Traffic on westbound Middlebrook Road was stopped for the red traffic signal at Great Seneca Highway. For reasons still under investigation, the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a 2014 Toyota Prius, a 2007 Dodge Charger, a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, a 2009 Toyota Camry, a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a 2012 Honda Civic, which were all stopped at the red signal on Westbound Middlebrook Road at Great Seneca Highway.

   The accident scene stretched for almost 200-feet along the westbound lanes of Middlebrook Road. Witnesses told Germantown Pulse that by-standers from vehicles adjacent to cars involved in the crash immediately began to assist in attempted to aid victims in a frenzy of goodwill, especially around the most damaged vehicle the 2007 Dodge Charger which contained two young children.

   The driver of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee is being identified as Lawrence Russell Reid, 43, of Woodfield Road in Damascus. Reid was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Both passengers in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 36-year-old female, and a 13-year-old male, were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

   The two young children, a 2-year-old female, and an 11-month-old male were in the vehicle which suffered the most horrific damage, a light blue 2007 Dodge Charger which was struck from behind. The driver is being identified as Thierno Abdoulaye Fofana, 41, of Rhinestone Drive in Germantown. Fofana was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  Both passengers, the infant and the 2-year-old were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

   The driver of the 2014 Toyota Prius, which came to rest roughly 100-yards behind the four vehicles, is being identified as Serguei Viatkine Paulovich, 62, of Walnut Cove Circle in Germantown.  Paulovich and the 69-year-old female passenger were not injured in the collision.

   The driver of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, which seems to have been struck as part of the chain reaction while stopped at the light, is being identified as Luis Alberto Giron, 40, of Cherry Bend Court in Germantown.  Giron was not injured in the collision.

   The driver of the 2009 Toyota Camry, which was also stopped at the light, is being identified as Steven Alvin Vaughn, 58, of Hillard Street in Poolesville. Vaughn was not injured in the collision.

   The driver of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, also stopped at the light, is being identified as Renee Maria Tankir, 38, of Nightingale Street in Gaithersburg.  Tankir was not injured in the collision.

   The driver of the 2012 Honda Civic, which ended up on 200 feet ahead on Fetlock Lane after being struck, is being identified as Robert James Kellar III, 38 years old, of Horseshoe Bend Circle in Clarksburg.  Kellar III was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

   Once MCFRS has transported all victims, police began to work to clear the road by allowing the dozen or so vehicles stopped behind the crash to turn around and exit the westbound lanes of Middlebrook Road by driving in the opposite direction. This allowed collision reconstruction detectives to work the scene and county maintenance workers to clear the debris from the area.  

   Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit had westbound Middlebrook Road closed from Waring Station Road to Great Seneca Highway late into the night on Tuesday as they attempted to piece together what transpired at the intersection earlier that evening. Police did not say if any charges are forth coming in connection with this incident.

   Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

 

Captions:

Top: MCFRS and MCPD were called to the scene of a horrific crash involving seven vehicles at Middlebrook Road and Great Seneca Highway at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, May 2.

Next: Police say the driver of this black 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee slammed into six other vehicles stopped at the traffic light at Great Seneca Highway. The three people in this vehicle were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries.

Next: This light blue 2007 Dodge Charger suffered the most horrific damage. It was struck from behind. The three occupants of this vehicle, including the driver and a 2-year-old female and an 11-month-old male were in the vehicle. All three were transported to local hospitals with serious life-threatening injuries.

Next: Police said the driver of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee slammed into the blue Dodge Charger, which created a chain reaction including three other vehicles.

Next: Police said two children, ages 11-months and 2-years were passengers in the back of this 2007 Dodge Charger which suffered catastrophic damage.

Next: This 2014 Toyota Prius, which came to rest roughly 100-yards behind the four vehicles suffered damage and debris can be seen on the road next to the car.

Next:  MCFRS EMS transported this 36-year-old female and a 13-year-old male, as well the driver of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee to local hospitals.

Next: The Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was on scene as detectives investigated the incident. Westbound Middlebrook Road was closed late into Tuesday night as the investigation and clean up was ongoing.

 

Photos by Germantown Pulse.

 

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