Bicycle Accident Victim, Enzo Marcel Alvarenga, Collides with Cargo Van Resulting in Death
Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, police and rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Cheshire Drive in Montgomery County, Maryland, after receiving reports that a cyclist had been hit by a car. Upon arrival, they found that 18-year-old Enzo Marcel Alvarenga had been riding a Trek bicycle south on the northbound sidewalk on Old Georgetown Rd. when he collided with a white 2012 Ford F-250 cargo van. Alvarenga was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, but police believe that Alvarenga may have left the sidewalk just before the collision for reasons that are still unknown. Alvarenga was pronounced dead on the scene by first responders. Officials say that the driver of the car stayed after the crash and is cooperating with the investigation. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Take Action After Bicycle Crash in Maryland
A bicyclist who survives a collision with a car should consider themselves lucky because these crashes so often end in a cyclist’s death. As personal injury attorneys, the team at Zirkin & Schmerling Law has seen the devastating results of collisions between cars and bikes.
In some cases, the cyclist victims of these crashes never fully recover and regain full mobility. It takes months or years of expensive follow-up care, including plastic surgery, physical therapy, and psychological therapy for emotional damage.
It’s time to talk to a Maryland bicycle accident attorney who has experience with car accidents that involve bicyclist injuries. The team at Zirkin & Schmerling Law has decades of combined experience handling the aftermath of severe car and bicycle crashes. We’re here to help you secure the resources you need to move forward after your accident.