Waldorf, MD (September 17, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life following a crash in the Waldorf area. The accident was reported at around 10:00 p.m. on September 14.

According to reports from the Maryland State Police, a pickup truck was traveling on Smallwood Drive during the evening hours. As the driver of the vehicle attempted to turn onto St Patrick’s Drive, the vehicle struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, identified as 58-year-old Marvin Jesus Mora Rodriguez, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene due to his injuries.

The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our condolences to the family of Marvin Jesus Mora Rodriguez.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland

Waldorf, MD – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on St Patrick’s Dr near Smallwood Dr WPedestrian accidents take the lives of countless people in Maryland every year. Unfortunately, there are many cases where innocent people die due to these fatal accidents. Common causes of fatal pedestrian crashes across Maryland include:

  • Excessive speeding: When drivers exceed speed limits, they increase the likelihood of losing control of their vehicles and colliding with pedestrians nearby.
  • Disobeying traffic signals: When drivers disregard red lights at intersections, they endanger the lives of innocent pedestrians, putting them at risk of fatal accidents.
  • Failure to yield: When drivers fail to give the right of way to others traveling nearby, it can cause serious and fatal accidents that ultimately take the lives of innocent people.

If your loved one has died due to a fatal collision, your family may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. It is imperative to prove the elements of negligence existed at the time of the accident. This includes showing that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care, they breached it, the breach caused the fatal crash, and the loss of your loved one caused you damages.

It is important to understand that in Maryland if a victim contributed to the accident taking place in any way, surviving family members are barred from making a financial recovery. This highlights the importance of seeking help from a Waldorf wrongful death lawyer immediately. An attorney will be able to prove your case against the defendant and help your family maximize the compensation you recover.

At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., we understand the unique needs of our clients and how devastating fatal accident cases can be. If you or a loved one has been in an accident or injury due to someone else's negligence, it is important that you get the legal representation needed to ensure that your rights are protected.

Our Maryland personal injury attorneys have decades of experience handling these cases and will strive to provide you with the best outcome for your case. Contact our dedicated legal team today at 301-699-5800 or 877-677-1576 so that we may answer any questions about your case and begin working towards getting justice for you immediately.

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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