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.
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.
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.]