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A motorcyclist was still in the hospital Tuesday after a police chase along Montgomery Village Avenue led to an accident Thursday night.

Washington, D.C., resident Neuris Perez-Victoriano, 24, was traveling north on Montgomery Village Avenue toward the intersection of Midcounty Highway on Thursday at 11:28 p.m. According to Montgomery County police spokeswoman Rebecca Innocenti, the motorcycle Perez-Victoriano was driving was reported stolen.

Sgt. Robert Lumsden, a 6th district officer, reported that he turned on the emergency lights on his marked cruiser, signalling for Perez-Victoriano to stop. When Perez-Victoriano allegedly failed to stop, the officer pursued him on Montgomery Village Avenue past Wightman Road, where Perez-Victoriano crossed over the median and southbound lanes, police said. The motorcycle traveled off the roadway and crashed, according to a police news release.

Perez-Victoriano was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

The arrest was “a traumatic incident” for the officer, Innocenti said. Lumsden has been placed on administrative leave.

According to Montgomery County spokesperson Janelle Smith, Perez-Victoriano has been unable to communicate with officers, and no charges have been filed so far. A police investigation of the incident is in progress.

scarignan@gazette.net