please be on the lookout for a silver/grey SUV with a MD State “War of 1812″ tag when you are on roads this weekend anywhere near the Laytonsville and broader area.
The plate number we have is: 2??3956. Again, this is missing the two letters, and at least 1 number is not correct.
Here is a link to examples of the Maryland War of 1812 license plate so you know what to look for. https://bit.ly/1AkQzMQ
Anyone with information on the striking vehicle is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
Here's more details on the crash.
At midday Saturday, Zwally was near the end of a 35-mile ride in Laytonsville on Route 108 when an SUV began to pass him as he crested a hill.
"The silver SUV coming behind me starts gradually moving into me like someone pushing me with their arm. I'm like 'Are you kidding me?' and the next thing I know, WHAM! I'm unconscious in the ditch," Zwally says.
Police say the SUV swerved into the bicyclist to avoid oncoming traffic. Zwally spent a night in the shock trauma unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and he has a follow-up appointment Wednesday with a neurosurgeon who will continue tests on his spine.
Zwally, who also suffered a concussion and a sprained foot, has written an open letter to the hit-and-run driver.
"I just want to know what they were thinking. Why couldn't they wait 30 seconds till we had gone over the hill to see if there was traffic coming?" Zwally wonders.
As he begins his recovery, he wonders about the driver who hit him and left him in a ditch.
"Why didn't you stop and help me? Did you think I was dead? Did you give a crap whether I was dead or not? Did you even look in the mirror?" he asks in the letter.
"I doubt you heard the crack of my ribs as my shoulder and head slammed into the ground," he writes. "But maybe you heard the crunch of my bike under your tire."
Despite this, it's cyclists who are terrorists.