Gaithersburg, MD – Bicyclist Loses Life in Truck Accident on S Frederick Ave near S Westland Dr
Gaithersburg, MD (January 16, 2022) – A commercial vehicle accident reported in Gaithersburg on Friday morning led to the death of a bicyclist.
Reports of the accident provided by the Montgomery County Police Department show that a 61-year-old woman from the Gaithersburg area was riding a bicycle at around 8:30 a.m. As a Disposal Mack trash truck in Potomac turned right onto South Frederick Avenue from South Westland Drive, it struck the woman.
An ambulance responded to the scene to allow medics to treat the injured woman. She was then transported to Shady Grove Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The police confirm that the woman had passed away from her injuries after arriving.
The police department is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
We would like to offer the family of the woman who lost her life our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with her family during these very challenging times.
Fatal Auto Accidents in MarylandMotor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians take the lives of more than one hundred people each year. There are instances where pedestrians are using bicycles to transport from place to place. People who use bicycles often have very little to protect themselves in the event of an accident. For this reason, we see many bicyclists left with severe and fatal injuries across Gaithersburg each year.
When bicyclists are fatally hurt in accidents, they often leave behind spouses, children, and other family and friends to deal with mental and emotional consequences. In many cases, surviving families are forced to suffer financially as well.
A skilled team of Gaithersburg wrongful death lawyers can walk you through the legal options available to help your family move forward. When bicyclists are fatally injured in traffic-related accidents, families in Maryland may be able to pursue legal action that can help them recoup compensation from at-fault drivers.
Gaithersburg Wrongful Death LawyersWith over 65-years of experience assisting victims and families across Montgomery County, our Gaithersburg pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC are committed to helping each person we work with get justice.
Our lawyers are able to meet with you whenever it is convenient for you to discuss your case. We will review the circumstances of your loved one’s accident and build the strongest legal claim possible. We will negotiate with the insurance company of the at-fault driver to make sure your family has enough money to cover lost earning capacity, the costs of funeral arrangements, any burial expenses, and other financial burdens you face.
If your loved one has died in a bicycle accident that was caused by negligence, you must reach out to our Maryland personal injury law firm today. Call our lawyers at 301-251-8776 to schedule a case review so we can get started.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when writing this accident news post. These sources include but are not limited to local news sources, local and state police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in and around Maryland. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC immediately so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: We hope that our readers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle in an effort to reduce accidents in Maryland. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.