A little more than 6 months after Frank Lawrence Towers was killed riding his bike across Viers Mill Road on the Matthew Henson Trail, another cyclist - 31-year old-Oscar Mauricio Gutierrez Osorio of Silver Spring - has met the same fate.
Police said Gutierrez Osorio appeared to be crossing the eastbound lanes of Veirs Mill Road in the area of a crosswalk when he was struck by a Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda (Williams Alfo Cordova Siguenza, age 42 of the 13000 block of Carney Street in Silver Spring) was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The crosswalk spans Veirs Mill Road in a low-lying area. There are no traffic signals at the intersection or crosswalk but there are pedestrian-activated warning beacons near the top of the hills along with a pedestrian refuge on the median strip.