Clarksburg, MD (September 9, 2023) – A garbage man lost his life after being fatally struck by a vehicle in Frederick County on Wednesday morning.

On September 6, the Maryland State Police responded to the scene of an automobile collision that took place on Green Valley Road.

According to official reports, 55-year-old José Gomes was driving a garbage truck on the roadway. As Gomez and his coworker got out of the truck to empty trash cans for residents in the area, a 2006 Subaru Outback, which was traveling north on Green Valley Road, struck Gomes.

The pedestrian was severely injured in the crash. Despite medical efforts, he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.

Our sympathies go out to the family of José Gomes at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland

Clarksburg, MD – Jose Gomes Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Green Valley RdFatal car crashes across Maryland take the lives of hundreds of people every year. Unfortunately, there are instances where innocent pedestrians lose their lives as a result of reckless and negligent drivers. Some of the leading factors in fatal pedestrian accidents that are reported statewide include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Reckless driving
  • Impaired driving

These acts of negligence continue to take the lives of innocent people in Maryland and across the United States every year. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident, a Clarksburg wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek compensation for some of the losses and the damages that you face. This can include recovering compensation for:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • The mental anguish of surviving family members
  • Any resulting medical expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of consortium

It is in your best interest to seek legal guidance immediately to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice and holding the negligent party accountable.

At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum P.A., we understand the emotional trauma that accompanies the loss of a loved one and are dedicated to providing you with compassionate legal representation so that justice is served. We have built our success on taking an aggressive approach in order to ensure your rights are protected and all responsible parties are held accountable.

Our lawyers are committed to going above and beyond when it comes to representing our clients. Our team will perform a thorough investigation, conduct in-depth research, and do everything in our power to ensure you have the strongest case possible against the responsible party.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal accident that took place due to the actions of another person, reach out to us at 301-699-5800 or 877-677-1576 for a free consultation so that we can begin helping you get through this difficult time.

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. 

Disclaimer:  This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is meant to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident of this accident. 

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