Driver hits, seriously injures woman in Gaithersburg


A woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a driver struck her Wednesday morning in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Eleanor Cohen, 78, was crossing the street in the 300 block of Copley Place — in the Downtown Crown development — when a vehicle pulling out of the nearby Harris Teeter location tried to turn left and struck her around 10:20 a.m., Montgomery County police said.

A spokesman later tweeted out that her injuries were serious and traumatic. The driver stayed on the scene after the collision, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 240-773-6620.

Below is a map of the area where police said the woman was hit.