High School Student in Potomac Hit By Car

By Peter DePaolis

A student who attends Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was walking to school October 29, 2009, when an oncoming vehicle struck the child. The student was hurt and transported to a local hospital. Investigators at the scene of the accident state that the student’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The driver who hit the student remained on the scene to speak with investigators. This type of pedestrian accident can be prevented if drivers near school buildings slow down and pay particularly close attention to their driving, according to a qualified Washington, D.C. injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

While it appears as though the student who was hit will ultimately be okay, pedestrian accidents like this happen from time to time in the Washington, D.C. area, because drivers drive too quickly around schools and don’t watch for students walking in these areas. Too many drivers are in a hurry to get to work or to run their morning errands, and they should slow down to pay consideration to children walking.

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.