Fort Washington, MD (October 21, 2023) – On Thursday morning, the Prince George's County Police Department responded to an automobile accident in the Fort Washington area that claimed a pedestrian’s life.
Calls for assistance at the scene of the crash came in at around 7:00 a.m. October 19.
Crash reports provided by the police show that 77-year-old Foday Salim of Fort Washington, Maryland, was struck by a sedan in the 6800 block of Bock Road. The driver of the vehicle, which was traveling southbound on the roadway, remained at the scene after the crash.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on site.
At this time, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating.
Our condolences go out to the family of Foday Salim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland
Fatal pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people across the United States every year. Here in Maryland, these accidents account for hundreds of deaths on our roadways. Far too often, pedestrians lose their lives as a result of drivers who are distracted. When a driver is not paying attention to the road ahead, they are likely to not see pedestrians traveling nearby.
There are also many accidents that take place as a result of drivers who fail to yield. Even though pedestrians have the right-of-way to cross the road in crosswalks and various other areas, we continue to see them harmed as a result of drivers who fail to let them go.
Another common cause of vehicle accidents in our state is impairment. When drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are likely to experience impairment in their ability to make responsible decisions. As a result, many of them continue forward despite the fact that they are supposed to stop when pedestrians are crossing the road at crosswalks.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal pedestrian crash, your family should reach out to a Fort Washington wrongful death lawyer right away. It is critical to take legal action immediately so that your family has the best chance of getting justice.
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