Man Injured While Protecting a Friend

by Monty Yolles on January 28, 2013

On January 11, 2013, a 19-year-old Essex man was hit by a truck after pushing his friend to safety.  Kwante Betters was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Betters was travelling with Lauren Bielanski when their van stalled.  It was during the search for jumper cables that Betters noticed the red F-150 truck heading towards them. Betters reacted quickly and pushed Bielanski to safety, but Betters was hit and thrown into the road when the truck struck the van.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop after hitting Betters.  She has been identified and charged with hit-and-run, among other charges.

The shoulder of the roadway is a dangerous place to be.  If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to turn on your hazard lights or emergency flashers.  Raising the hood of your vehicle can also increase visibility to other drivers.

As motorists, we take the safety of others in our hands each time we drive.  We have a duty to be on the lookout for pedestrians and disabled vehicles near the road, and to operate our vehicles in a reasonably safe manner.

At The Yolles Legal Group, we care about restoring people’s lives after an accident if you were injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Maryland personal 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

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