One Pedestrian Killed and Another Seriously Injured in Gaithersburg Accident

By Peter DePaolis

According to ABC 7, a serious two-car crash in Gaithersburg killed one student and injured four teenagers on January 24.

Police officials stated that around 2:20 p.m., a 1996 Honda Accord and a 2004 Chrysler Sebring were traveling north on Muncaster Mill Road. When the two lanes began to merge, the cars collided, causing the Honda to strike a utility pole. The Chrysler left the roadway and struck two pedestrians on the sidewalk, then a tree.

One of the pedestrians, a 16-year-old girl, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other pedestrian, a 13 year old, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Chrysler and the driver of the Honda were both 17 years old. The drivers were also taken to an area hospital for their injuries.

At the time of this report, the accident was being investigated and no charges had been made.

Teenage Drivers and the Dangers of Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents kill more teenagers than any other factor. One third of all teen deaths in the U.S. are because of car accidents. In fact, teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are four times more likely to crash their cars than older drivers.

If a car accident injured or killed your teenager, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss. Speak to one of our attorneys for more information about car accidents and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our law firm is one of the largest, most experienced and most respected plaintiff’s personal injury firms in the region. Call us today.

Did You Know: According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2009, eight teenagers died every day on average from car accidents.

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

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


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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.