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Woman Killed in Fort Washington Crash

By Alpert Schreyer on April 20, 2015

A 62-year-old woman was killed in a Maryland pedestrian accident when a van struck her as she crossed the road. According to a WUSA 9 news report, the fatal accident occurred at Bock and Kingsway roads in Fort Washington. Officials report that the woman may have been outside a crosswalk at the time of the crash, and it is unclear how close she was to the intersection. She suffered critical injuries and died several hours later at a nearby hospital. The driver of the van remained at the scene of the crash.

Pedestrian Accident

In the event of a Maryland pedestrian accident, occupants are protected by their car’s metal frame, seat belts, airbags and other safety devices. Pedestrians, however, are vulnerable to the elements. Even relatively low speed collisions can result in serious and even fatal injuries. It is common for victims of pedestrian accidents to suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple bone fractures, severe lacerations, sprains, strains, and other serious injuries.

There were 112 pedestrians killed in Maryland in the year 2008. Both drivers and pedestrians would be well advised to exercise safety precautions in order to prevent these types of tragic incidents.

  • Pedestrians should cross at intersections or in marked crosswalks.
  • Motorists and pedestrians must obey all traffic lights and the rules of the road.
  • Make eye contact with nearby drivers before stepping onto the roadway.
  • Both drivers and pedestrians should avoid all distractions and focus on the roadway.
  • Drivers should use extra caution near driveways, parking lots, and alleyways.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, please make sure you learn about your legal rights and options. Financial compensation may be available for  injuries, damages, and losses. The experienced Prince George’s County Car Accident Lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Call 1 (844)-MDCRASH.

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