Woman struck by Ride On bus in Silver Spring -- Gazette.Net


This story was updated at 6:55 p.m. on April 29, 2014.

A Ride On bus struck a pedestrian on Randolph Road and Middlevale Lane near John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring early Tuesday morning.

Tsehay Demeke Woldemanuel, 34, of Silver Spring, has life-threatening injuries, according to Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks.

Police are investigating the accident that occurred at about 5:10 a.m.

Starks said the bus driver, Edward Donald Mericle, 59, of Fulton, had just starting working for the day. He was not injured, according to police.

“It is under investigation whether she was in a crosswalk,” Starks said. Police are looking for additional witnesses or bus riders who may have been on the bus at the time of the accident.