Pedestrian Fatality on Seven Locks

Pedestrian Fatality on Seven Locks

Sixth in the county, third in Potomac this year.

A Gaithersburg man died as a result of injuries sustained when he was hit by a car on Seven Locks Road March 30, say Montgomery County Police.

Hadrian Rasian Dumitirescu, 35, was crossing Seven Locks Road near Scotland Drive at approximately 9:30 p.m. when he was struck in the northbound lane. He was coming from the vicinity of a bus stop on the southbound side of the road, say police.

Police have not determined if he had been on a bus. Police say he was not crossing in a crosswalk or at an intersection.

He was hit by a Ford Explorer being driven by Theodore Cort Simpson, 40 of McLean, Va., say police.

Dumitirescu was taken to Suburban Hospital, but did not die until April 5. After his death, Montgomery County’s collision reconstruction unit began investigating, said Derick Baliles, spokesperson for Montgomery County Police. “It usually takes a couple of months [for them to complete their investigation],” Baliles said.

After the investigation, they will meet with representatives from the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed. No charges were filed at the scene.

This is the sixth pedestrian fatality in Montgomery County this year — last year there were 14. This is also the third in Potomac this year, the others were on the Clara Barton Parkway and Westlake Drive.

Police again remind pedestrians and drivers to be alert. They note that as the weather warms up, residents will be out later, but pedestrians still need to increase their visibility in the dark. “Wear something light and bright somewhere, it increases visibility,” Baliles said.