According to the Maryland Police Department (MPD), on August 13, two people were injured in a hit-and-run outside a library in Anacostia.
According to officials, the crash occurred just after 7:30 a.m. outside the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. The driver struck and injured two pedestrians in the crash, both of whom were taken to a nearby hospital for serious injuries. After the driver struck them, he or she fled the scene.
Police did not obtain a description of the vehicle that hit the pair.
The Dangers of Pedestrian Accidents and How to Avoid Them
Of all car accidents, pedestrian-car accidents like this one can be the most devastating because they involve at least one person who is walking on foot, unprotected by a motor vehicle, seat belt, or airbags. The key to avoiding pedestrian accidents is prevention by both pedestrians and automobile drivers.
Pedestrians often have the right-of-way, but this does not necessarily mean that drivers are alert enough to avoid hitting pedestrians in all situations. To ensure that you avoid any potential accidents, it is important that you exercise caution at all times, even when crossing the street at a marked crosswalk.
Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian? Let Our Injury Attorneys Help You!
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you understand your rights and how you may be able to pay for the injuries that you have sustained. Contact our Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia injury attorneys today at (202) 659-5500 to assist you in recovering compensation for your injury.
Did You Know: In 2009, pedestrian deaths accounted for more than 20 percent of all traffic fatalities in Washington, D.C.