Lanham, MD (October 24, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life as a result of an automobile accident that took place in the Lanham area. The accident occurred just after 4:00 a.m. on October 21.

According to reports, a 28-year-old man, identified as Franklin Membreno Mendez of new Carrollton, Maryland, were struck by a vehicle in the 7500 block of Ardwick Ardmore Road.

Authorities arrived at the scene and located the victim suffering from traumatic injuries. He was pronounced dead on site by responding officers.

Authorities determined that Mendez was driving in the 8900 block of the Annapolis Road. For unknown reasons, he became involved in a collision. He stopped his vehicle and exited. As he exited his vehicle, he was struck by another car. Mendez became lodged in the windshield of the second vehicle. The vehicle continue to drive forward and traveled on Ardwick Ardmore Road. After a short period, the pedestrian fell off on the side of the roadway, where he was discovered by law enforcement.

The involved vehicle, identified as a gray Honda Civic, fled the scene.

At this time, investigations are underway.

We offer our condolences to the family of Franklin Membreno Mendez at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland

Lanham, MD – Franklin Membreno Mendez Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Ardwick Ardmore RdEach year, hundreds of people die as a result of automobile accidents in Maryland. Far too often, innocent people end up passing away as a result of drivers who are negligent. When drivers do not operate their vehicles safely, they can cause severe harm or even fatal injuries to other drivers nearby.

The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things that families ever have to deal with. Knowing their loved one died as a result of an accident that was completely preventable just makes the situation even more difficult to accept.

After losing a loved one, families have the right to pursue legal action against the responsible driver. Seeking guidance from a Lanham wrongful death lawyer can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice after the loss of a loved one.

Your attorney will be able to handle the legal process and negotiate compensation on your behalf. They will do everything they can to help you get the money you need for funeral costs and more.

At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum P.A., our team is committed to providing exceptional legal support and guidance to every single person we work with. Whether it's answering questions, dealing with complex legal matters, or helping clients secure the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one, we are dedicated to protecting their rights and ensuring they receive the best possible outcome. With our understanding of laws pertaining to wrongful death claims and unique client needs, we strive to help each individual move forward after being harmed. If you need a trusted and experienced team by your side during a difficult time, contact our Maryland personal injury law firm at 301-699-5800 or toll-free at 877-677-1576.

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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