A 16-year-old and 17-year-old girl lost their lives earlier this month when a car hit them and then drove off without stopping. The auto accident occurred as the two girls crossed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at approximately 11:40 p.m. According to police, they were in the crosswalk at West Pratt Street.
Emergency responders rushed the girls to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where they succumbed to their injuries. A city police spokesperson said that police stopped a vehicle near BWI airport after the accident on an unrelated traffic violation. The vehicle had noticeable damage and officers detained the suspects. Authorities interviewed the suspects, but they have not filed charges. Surveillance cameras at the intersection may provide additional evidence.
A resident who lives near the intersection said she heard a lot of screaming after the accident. An official with the Department of Transportation said the intersection is not especially dangerous. The city installed cameras and increased signal time for pedestrians, according to the official.
Contact a Maryland personal injury lawyer if you want to know what to do after a car accident in order to protect your legal rights. An attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. is always ready to offer a free consultation about your claim.