A woman succumbed to her injuries she sustained in a pedestrian accident on Friday evening. The accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. in Elkton, Maryland. The unidentified female was struck while either walking or attempting to cross West Pulaski Highway. She was transported to the hospital and died around 24 hours after the accident. The Elkton Police is investigating the accident and does not believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Investigators are asking any witnesses to contact the police with any information regarding the accident.
Pedestrians are at great risk of being seriously injured or killed when involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. Pedestrians are not protected by anything causing the impact of a vehicle to be severe. All drivers may have a difficult time seeing a pedestrian along a roadway, especially at night. All individuals should walk in well-lit areas, carry flashlights, and wear reflective gear to make themselves seen by all drivers. However, with an increase in distracted driving, reckless driving is the cause of the majority of pedestrian accidents. Any driver that removes their eyes from the roadway is demonstrating negligent driving, and when it causes damages to other individuals, they should be held accountable for their recklessness. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, it is imperative to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our skilled pedestrian accident attorneys will provide you with legal guidance to determine if you have grounds to file a case. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and will work diligently to hold any reckless driver accountable for their actions by recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. To receive a free no-obligation consultation, contact our office today.