Comment
12
Tweet
5
Print
RSS Feeds

Pedestrian struck on I-270 in Montgomery County

Thursday - 5/8/2014, 11:55am  ET

WASHINGTON -- A pedestrian is in the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 270 Thursday morning.

The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car.

The man was struck around 6:30 a.m. in the southbound local lanes before the Montrose Road exit, shutting down the local lanes completely for an hour.

Pete Piringer, a Montgomery County fire spokesman, says the victim was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Maryland State Police say the man is expected to survive. They don't know why he was trying to cross the highway.

No charges are expected to be filed.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on WTOP Facebook page.

© 2014 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.