Two Rockville Pedestrians Hit by Car

By Peter DePaolis

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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 Maryland personal injury lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

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.