If you would like more information, please contact Peter DePaolis of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.
When pedestrians are traveling throughout Maryland roads, there are many cautions that must take place to ensure their safety. Drivers in cars and trucks must be aware of their surroundings at all times. It only takes an instant for a driver to hit a pedestrian, and injuries in such accidents are often more severe than they are in car-car or car-truck collisions. Driving during the holiday season requires particular care, as there are typically revelers out on foot.
In addition, it is advisable that pedestrians utilize crosswalks, sidewalks and light signals for pedestrians when journeying towards their destination.
On a Monday morning in late December 2009, a vehicle struck two pedestrians in the Rockville area. Although the details of the crash are unclear, the incident happened just before 8:50 a.m. on Chapman Avenue. Police shut down the road between Bou and Thompson Avenues as they searched for clues as to what transpired. The two pedestrians were hospitalized, but the extent of their injuries remains uncertain.
If you or a loved one experience serious injuries or death due to a vehicle striking them while walking, contact a qualified Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland personal injury lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.