A 20-year-old young woman died during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 6, following a Maryland car accident when her car collided with a taxicab at an intersection in Germantown.
Montgomery County Police are investigating the cause of the two-car crash, which also injured the taxicab driver.
According to police who responded to the scene of the accident, Colleen Nicole Bell of Germantown was behind the wheel of a 2004 Honda Civic when the accident occurred.
Bell was traveling northbound on Mateny Road around 2:30 a.m. As she approached the intersection of Mateny Road and Clopper Road, she collided with a Regency taxicab. Preliminary reports seem to show that Bell struck the taxicab in the middle of the intersection.
The impact of the collision caused Bell’s Honda Civic to spin out of control. The car spun 180 degrees before crashing into a tree off the side of the road. Bell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from her injuries.
The driver of the cab has been identified as 31-year-old Mabeen Basharat. Basharat was apparently injured in the car accident as well but refused transportation to a hospital. Basharat’s physical condition is not known at this time.
Police are still investigating the circumstances of the fatal Montgomery County accident and request that anyone who may have helpful information regarding the crash call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.
At this time no charges have been made, pending the ongoing investigation.
The Montgomery County accident lawyers of Nickelsporn & Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Bell in their time of grief.