Mother and Toddler Struck By Vehicle at Dangerous Georgetown Intersection

By Peter DePaolis

On September 28, a mother and her 2-year-old son were struck by a vehicle at a notoriously dangerous intersection in the heart of Georgetown.

According to officials, the mother and her child were returning home from a nearby park at the time of the accident. A Mercedes struck the mother at the intersection of 26th and P Street as she carried her son across the street.

“[S]he tried to protect the baby…she and the baby went through the windshield,” stated one witness.

The mother and child were rushed to the hospital. The mother sustained serious injuries but her son was not harmed.

The City Has an Obligation to Address this Dangerous and Problematic Intersection

City officials need to deal with this hazardous intersection before more innocent pedestrians are injured or even killed. A few days before this accident occurred, a pedestrian crossing P Street was struck and injured by a vehicle, further proving the need for safety measures in this area.

Locals who walk this street daily say crossing here is extremely dangerous.

“I am surprised it hasn’t happened more often, I think it is a real serious problem, police really have to be on the look-out for people just blowing through the stop signs, it happens every day,” stated one Georgetown resident.

Harmed in a Pedestrian Accident? Our Experienced Injury Attorneys Can Help!

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Washington Metropolitan Area, contact a Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia injury attorney today at (202) 659-5500 so we can assist you in pursuing your claim.

[Did You Know: In 2009, Washington D.C. and Maryland both had pedestrian fatality rates in excess of 2.0, which is higher than the national average of 1.35.]

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

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

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.