There was more carnage on the streets of Downtown Silver Spring last night, as two unidentified men from Woodbridge, VA were killed when some maniac in an Impala slammed into their car at high speed near the railroad bridge on Georgia Avenue.
One of the men was 24-years-old and was driving the Honda Accord when it was struck by a Chevrolet Impala at about 11:40 p.m, police said. The other man who was killed was 23-years-old and sitting in the Honda's right rear passenger seat.
Burnett said the Impala was traveling north on Georgia Avenue "at a high rate of speed" when it slammed into the Accord, then careened into the cement base of a railroad overpass. Both cars came to rest near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Sligo Avenue.
I really hope the MoCo cops have the driver and/or passengers of the Impala in the basement of some police station and are beating them senseless right now. While that may be too much to hope for, the driver better spend the rest of his useless life in prison.
UPDATE: Today's Post has more details on the circumstances that led up to the accident.
Speaking of gruesome traffic deaths, there was another pedestrian death this weekend, this time at Veirs Mill & Claridge Rd.
They said the man... was crossing Veirs Mill Road near Claridge Road about 5:15 p.m. when he was struck by a car and fell. That car stopped, and a car that had been behind it drove around it, struck the fallen pedestrian and dragged him for about 30 yards, police said. It was not clear whether the man had been in a crosswalk, police said.
Based on my experiences, probably not. Again, the cops REALLY need to crackdown on jaywalking around here.
(Note: Some reports say the man was thrown from a moving vehicle, but the cops haven't mentioned anything about this. Perhaps they are covering it up like the Four Corners Car Bomb.)