87-year-old pedestrian injured in Darnestown

An 87-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday evening when she was struck by a car in Darnestown, Montgomery County Police report.

At approximately 5:19 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Darnestown Road and Ancient Oak Drive for the report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation found that a 2015 Acura TLX, driven by Adrian Takashi Culp, age 21, of Flameleaf Court in Gaithersburg, was traveling eastbound on Darnestown Road approaching Ancient Oak Drive.  A pedestrian, identified as Nancy Jean Soulen, age 87, of the 15300 block of Quail Run Drive in Darnestown, was crossing Darnestown Road in a southerly direction near Ancient Oak Drive.

For reasons still under investigation, the Acura struck Soulen near the intersection.

Soulen was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Culp was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


-- News release from Montgomery County Police