Baltimore, MD (May 16, 2023) – An accident took place on Sunday evening in the Baltimore area that claimed one person’s life.
The accident was reported at around 11:30 p.m. on May 14.
Reports provided by the police indicate that a 2004 Honda Accord was traveling in the 5400 block of Perring Highway during the evening hours. For reasons unknown, the vehicle struck a 55-year-old male pedestrian.
The pedestrian was severely harmed in the crash. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency care. Authorities pronounced the victim deceased after arriving.
At this time, the police department is investigating the incident.
We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland
Fatal pedestrians take the lives of thousands of people across the United States annually. Here in Maryland, we see many people lose their lives in these accidents as a result of negligence.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents identified in the state of Maryland is drivers who fail to yield. Despite the fact that drivers are supposed to provide the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks and other areas, they continue to fail to do so, leading to severe accidents and the tragic loss of innocent lives.
Another common factor in fatal pedestrian accidents is drivers who run red lights or pass stop signs. When drivers fail to stop for traffic control devices, they can cause severe accidents involving pedestrians.
Finally, speeding is a common factor in many fatal pedestrian crashes that we see. Speeding increases the stopping distance for drivers, reducing their ability to react in time to avoid collisions. When vehicles exceed the speed limit, it becomes harder to anticipate and avoid pedestrians. Higher speeds significantly amplify the impact force, making pedestrian accidents more likely to result in severe or fatal injuries.
Regrettably, these and other acts of negligence continue to cause severe injuries and death to innocent pedestrians nearby. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of the fatal accident, your family may have legal options available. Working with a Baltimore wrongful death lawyer can help your family determine what options you have to seek compensation for the losses and damages you face.
Following the wrongful death of a loved one, your family has the ability to pursue a claim against the responsible party. This claim can provide you with financial relief for medical costs, lost earnings, funeral arrangements, and more. It is crucial that you seek help from a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., we understand that this is usually a very difficult and emotional time for families, which is why our experienced wrongful death lawyers are here to help. We offer free consultations, so we can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and determine what options are available. Contact our Maryland personal injury law firm at 301-699-5800 or toll-free at 877-677-1576 and let us fight for the legal rights of your loved one.
Note: This article was written utilizing a variety of outside resources, such as news reports and eyewitness testimony. Our writing team has not independently verified any of the information regarding this accident. If you locate any information about this accident that is not correct, please contact Meyers, Rodbell, & Rosenbaum. PA right away so that we can correct the inaccuracies and update the post with the correct information.
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