Officials have been investigating the patient death at United Medical Center’s nursing home for some time. The D.C. Department of Health has now decided that the hospital could not show that they assessed the patient who cried out for help repeatedly before being found dead on the floor of his room. Investigators also determined the...Read More
Pedestrian Deaths – Grow at Alarming Rate
In a recent report on pedestrian safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 and in 2017 nationwide.
- The number of pedestrian fatalities increased 27 percent in the ten years from 2007 to 2016.
- The number of pedestrian fatalities has grown substantially faster... Read More
Why are These Two Drivers Facing 20-Year Prison Sentences?
In 2013, two drivers arrived at a gas station near the Capital Beltway, one in a brand new Chevy Camaro, the other in a Volkswagen Passat. When they left the gas station, the two began to rev their engines at each other and eventually engaged in an illegal street race down Georgia Avenue. At...Read More
Maryland SHA Employee Struck and Killed by Car While On the Job
On November 14, a Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) employee was hit by a car and killed while working on the outer loop of I-695. According to the Baltimore News Journal, the accident happened around 11 a.m. between the Belair Road and Harford Road exits. In addition to the SHA worker who was killed, another...Read More
20-Year-Old Dies in Violent Fairfax County Rollover Crash
On November 20, a 20-year-old man was killed in a violent car accident near Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia, according to ABC 7 in Arlington. The accident happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Old Centreville Road and Route 28. The 20-year-old was driving a pickup truck...Read More
Worker Dies in DC Metro Tunnel Welding Accident
On October 6, a worker was killed in a welding accident in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line tunnel, according to NBCNews.com. The worker was a contractor who was providing welding services to WMATA. The accident happened shortly after midnight in the tunnel between Union Station and Judiciary Square. “The welding may have...Read More
17-Year-Old Young Man Killed in Tragic Upper Marlboro Car Crash
[ubermenu-map address="Upper Marlboro, MD" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] On the night of October 29, a 17-year-old young man was killed in a two-vehicle car crash in Upper Marlboro. The tragic car accident killed him and left three others in the vehicle injured, including his twin brother. The crash occurred at the intersection of Ritchie Marlboro Road and...Read More
Liability Fight Continues in $30M Wrongful Death Case
Nearly eight years after a steam explosion in downtown Washington killed two men, several parties who were sued in connection with the blast continue to point the finger at one another – and at one of the victims – over who was to blame. Joseph Hudert and Francis Stotmeister were employees...Read More
$1 Million Given to Family of Fatally Beaten Patient
The District paid $1 million Monday to the family of a former patient of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the city’s public psychiatric facility, who was stomped to death by another patient. City officials made the payment 10 months after a D.C. federal court jury found the city liable in the 2005 death of Alan Martin....Read More
Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse in Anne Arundel County
[ubermenu-map address="21144" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] According to Anne Arundel fire officials, a 25-year-old man was killed in a construction accident in the Severn area after the trench he was digging collapsed on him. The Anne Arundel fire department reported that the man was part of a crew digging a...Read More