1 hospitalized after car crashes into Gaithersburg home

A person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the car they were in crashed into a townhome in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

A car crashes into a Gaithersburg home
One person has life-threatening injuries after the car they were in crashed into a townhome in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

A car crashed into a townhome in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Aug. 29, 2022.

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A car crashes into a Gaithersburg home

A person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the car they were in crashed into a townhome in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


Montgomery County Fire and EMS said the crash happened after 2 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of Orchard Ridge Dr. in Gaithersburg, not far from the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Officials said it’s likely several families will be displaced.



The crash caused the car to go up in flames.

Montgomery County Battalion Chief Jason Blake said it is too soon to know whether the crash was accidental.

Blake said it is not believed that anyone was inside the home at the time of the crash.

Both police and fire officials are investigating the crash.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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