Being involved in a car accident is scary and is even more so when someone
has been struck by a car. An
auto accident took place early last month in which a Maryland pedestrian was killed.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.
Authorities received a report about the pedestrian accident after 6 p.m.
Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the pedestrian
was possibility hit when he was attempting to cross the street. Medical
crews transported the pedestrian to a medical facility where he was hospitalized
in critical condition. After about one month in the hospital, the pedestrian
died as a result of his injuries.
The driver who struck the pedestrian stayed at the scene. It's not
known if authorities plan on issuing criminal charges or citations to
the driver. No other information about this incident has been reported.
An auto accident is a daunting experience for victims and their families.
Sadly, a pedestrian has died as a result and his family is left to mourn
their loss. As the family prepares the funeral, they may be wondering
if they have any legal recourse in the aftermath of this tragedy. Depending
on the outcome of this continuing investigation, the family may have the
right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver. The civil court
system in Maryland may award damages if evidence presented to the court
proves that the driver operated in a negligent manner at the time of the
crash and that's what led to the pedestrian's death.
Source: wusa9.com, "MD Police investigate fatal accident", , Sept. 8, 2014