Is It Open Season on Pedestrians? Six Struck in 24-Hour Period

by Monty Yolles on January 25, 2013

The New Year is still young and we are off to set a new record in pedestrian accidents as though someone declared open season on pedestrians in the state of Maryland. In a 24-hour period earlier this week, six pedestrians in Maryland were struck by vehicles in five accidents.

The spate began Monday in Germantown where a man was hit by a car while crossing Wisteria Drive. According to reports, he remains hospitalized in serious conditions. A short while later a man and woman were struck while walking in the southbound lanes of Route 355 inGaithersburg.  Both victims were taken to local trauma centers in serious condition.

Overnight, the victim total continued to rise. The fourth was struck on Father Hurley Boulevard, also in Germantown.  Victim number five was a River Hill High School student hit by a car in Clarksville on his way to class. He is listed in stable condition at theUniversityofMaryland,ShockTraumaCenter. Lastly, a 63 year old woman was struck and killed in Baltimore during the Tuesday morning commuting hours.

Multiple factors contribute to the rise in pedestrian/vehicle accidents, but distracted driving is more common today than ever. If you or someone you know has been on the wrong end of a pedestrian/vehicle accident you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate the facts related to your case and help you choose the right course of action.

At The Yolles Legal Group, we care about restoring people’s lives.  We will fight for your rights and seek monetary damages if you were injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Marylandpersonal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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