Wheaton, MD – Pedestrian Loses Life in Auto Accident on Veirs Mill Rd near Ferrara Ave By Lonnie Greenblatt on January 19, 2022

Wheaton, MD (January 19, 2022) – The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) has confirmed that an auto accident reported on Monday evening in Wheaton claimed one pedestrian’s life.

Just after 6:20 p.m., on January 17, the police in Montgomery County were dispatched to a crash that took place at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Ferrara Avenue.

Police state that they arrived at the scene to find a pedestrian suffering from fatal injuries near the intersection. A light blue Volkswagen Passat was identified as the vehicle that possibly struck the pedestrian. Police state that the vehicle most likely had damage to the front grille, bumper, or windshield and possibly damage to the side mirror based on evidence at the scene.

Emergency workers pronounced the victim deceased before they were transported from the scene.

MCPD is investigating the crash.

Our deepest condolences are with the family of the pedestrian who was fatally injured as a result of this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland

Wheaton, MD – Pedestrian Loses Life in Auto Accident on Veirs Mill Rd near Ferrara AvePedestrian wrecks claim the lives of more than one hundred people in Maryland each year. Even though we have taken a strong stand to protect people traveling by foot, bicycle, and even skateboards, we continue to see victims hurt. Many people who lose their lives in pedestrian accidents are victimized by reckless and negligent motorists. We see many people suffer fatal injuries as a result of drivers who speed, fail to yield the right of way, and those who fail to maintain control of their vehicle.

When people are killed in pedestrian crashes, it can have a damaging impact on the lives of their families who are forced to deal with the consequences. If you have been affected by a pedestrian crash that claimed your loved one’s life, you should seek justice. You should contact a Wheaton wrongful death attorney immediately to determine what options are available for you. Although successful lawsuits surrounding a wrongful death cannot bring back those taken away from us, they can help surviving family members receive the compensation they need for funeral costs, medical expenses, and other losses they have been forced to deal with as a result of another person’s reckless actions.

Wheaton Wrongful Death Lawyers

The Wheaton pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC have fought for more than six and a half decades to help families hold reckless and malicious parties accountable. We stand up for victims and their families to ensure justice is served. We make sure your family is able to protect your legal rights and do whatever we can to help you prevail. Some of the ways we help our clients include:
  • Filing lawsuits and all legal documents necessary
  • Gathering evidence to build a strong case
  • Challenge the defendant’s evidence
  • Negotiate settlements with insurance companies
  • Provide representation at trial whenever needed
If your loved one has died as a result of a pedestrian crash, do not wait to seek justice. Contact our Maryland personal injury lawyers at 301-251-8776 to see how we can help you.

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.

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