Police: Neighbor Hit Pedestrian In Chevy Chase Collision

Police investigate the scene of a pedestrian collision near River Road on Tuesday morning

Montgomery County Police today identified the pedestrian victim and the driver involved in a serious collision on Tuesday morning on a neighborhood street just off River Road.

Police say Alice Ann Winkler, 50, of the 5200 block of Saratoga Avenue was walking along Westport Road just east of Saratoga when she was struck by a 2012 Toyota Sienna turning onto Westport.

Police identified the driver as Pablo Martinez Varela, 51, also of the 5200 block of Saratoga Avenue. Varela remained on the scene and police said he provided information to investigators.

Winkler remains in serious condition in Baltimore’s Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where she was airlifted shortly after the accident took place at around 7:57 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police are looking for more details about the collision and are asking anyone who witnessed it to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

It is the third pedestrian collision in two weeks in the Bethesda/Chevy Chase area, though the previous two happened at or near major intersections.

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