1 injured after being struck by vehicle along Verizon picket line; police investigating

A person was hospitalized after claiming they were struck by a vehicle while on the picket lines of a Verizon strike in Montgomery County. The incident happened around 7 a.m. on North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg near a Verizon facility.

Police say a vehicle driven by a manager was trying to enter the facility when the path was blocked by several people on the Verizon picket line. One person claimed he was struck by the vehicle and was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the accident. At this time no charges have been filed.