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Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car
A 30-year-old man died yesterday afternoon after being struck by car while crossing a busy intersection in Silver Spring, Montgomery County police said.
The victim, whom police did not identify, was crossing East West Highway at Colesville Road when a 17-year-old male driving a Volvo struck him. The driver remained at the scene, police spokeswoman Blanca Kling said, and investigators were trying to determine last night how the accident occurred.
The two roadways, which are normally congested during rush periods, were closed in both directions yesterday for several hours, snarling traffic in downtown Silver Spring.
-- Ernesto Londoño
New Mobile Medical Services
A new mobile medical van takes to the streets of Montgomery County today to provide more primary health services to uninsured and low-income residents.
The van, funded through a $1 million donation from Adventist HealthCare and run by staff and volunteer doctors and nurses from the nonprofit Mobile Medical Care Inc., will visit the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd. in Silver Spring, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday.
There, it will complement existing services of a People's Community Baptist Church clinic. Other days, it will park in communities from Takoma Park to Germantown.
-- Susan Levine
PRINCE GEORGE'S JUSTICE
Man Gets 15 Years for Child Porn
A former worker for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was sentenced to 15 years in prison yesterday for downloading more than 1 million pornographic photos of children at his office and his Bowie home.
Robert M. Carey, 52, pleaded guilty in May to producing and possessing child pornography. Authorities found sexually explicit photos of girls in photo albums, on DVDs, on CDs and on his computers at NOAA and at home. He admitted to downloading child pornography for 10 years at work.
-- Associated Press