White Plains, MD (August 8, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life as a result of a crash that occurred in the White Plains area on Saturday, August 5.
At around 8:50 a.m., the Maryland State Police troopers out of La Plata Barrack responded to a crash on Crain Highway, US State Highway 301.
According to officials, 35-year-old William Lewis Bowen 3rd was traveling north on the highway. For unknown reasons, Bowen was struck by a vehicle that was traveling just north of Rhodes Way.
Bowen was severely hurt due to the crash. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities pronounced the victim deceased.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our sympathies to the family of William Lewis Bowen 3rd, at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland
Every year in Maryland, more than 100 pedestrians lose their lives due to motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, these pedestrian crashes are a direct result of driver negligence. A significant number of fatalities occur when drivers exceed the speed limit, making it difficult for them to brake in time to prevent a collision.
Pedestrian-related crashes frequently take place due to drivers failing to yield the right of way. When pedestrians rightfully have the priority to cross at designated crossings and vehicles neglect to halt, the drivers can be held responsible for striking pedestrians.
In addition, we often see drivers who become distracted while operating their vehicles. Activities like using a cell phone, eating, or engaging in other distractions can severely impact the ability of drivers to stop in a timely manner to avoid collisions.
If you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, it is imperative to swiftly consult a wrongful death lawyer in White Plains. Seeking legal counsel promptly will position your family to pursue justice in the most effective manner
At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, we understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. If this happens, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible in order to secure the rightful compensation and justice your family deserves. Our team of dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers will strive to provide you with the highest standard of care throughout every step of the legal process. Contact our law firm today by calling 301-699-5800 or toll-free at 877-677-1576 to schedule a free consultation.
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