39-Year-Old Mother of Three Dies in Arlington Truck Accident

By Peter DePaolis

According to WJLA ABC 7, a 39-year-old mother was killed after a truck struck her in Arlington. The mother was leaning into her vehicle to pull her baby out when a truck drove by and struck her. She was reported in critical condition after being hit, but later died from her injuries.

According to police, the driver of the truck stopped his rig and stayed on the scene until help arrived. The child in the back seat was not injured.

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The accident happened across the street from Nottingham Elementary School on Little Falls Road, and parents and those who live in the neighborhood say motorists routinely drive way too fast down this particular street. Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, which makes it very narrow.

“People go too fast in this area and they know there is a school right here,” stated a local resident.

What Makes Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

Because of their massive size and weight, a truck can cause catastrophic amounts of damage and serious personal injuries if it is involved in an accident. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Brake failure
  • Mechanical problems
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Rollovers
  • Tire blowouts

All it takes is one negligent driver to change someone’s life forever. If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one died in a truck accident, you deserve justice. Trucking companies and their insurers will stop at nothing to discredit your claim; however, you do not have to accept their word as the final answer.

Our dedicated injury attorneys have been representing transportation accident victims for over 25 years, obtaining significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/02/pedestrian-struck-by-truck-in-arlington-in-critical-condition-100523.html

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.