Leonardtown, MD – Pedestrian Struck & Killed by Vehicle on Route 5 near Cedar Lane Rd
Leonardtown, MD (August 1, 2022) – A man from Leonardtown has lost his life due to a pedestrian accident that occurred in St. Mary’s County on Friday afternoon. At 3:18 p.m., on July 29, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a collision occurred on Route five.
Preliminary reports provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit show that a 2018 Dodge journey, operated by a 31-year-old woman from Mechanicsville, was traveling on Point Lookout Road during the afternoon hours. As her vehicle passed near the intersection of Route 5, she struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the roadway.
The pedestrian, a 42-year-old male, was injured due to the crash. The pedestrian was rushed by ambulance to an area hospital. He was declared deceased a short time after arriving.
The female driver of the Dodge was not injured in the crash.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the accident at this time.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who died as a result of this pedestrian accident.
Car Accidents in Maryland
Statistics show that pedestrian crashes in the state of Maryland account for approximately 3% of the total accidents that occur each year. However, the number of pedestrian fatalities accounts for 23% of all fatal accidents reported statewide.
Pedestrians who are involved in automobile accidents are at a great disadvantage due to the fact that they are unprotected. As a result, we see a significant number of people end up losing their lives as a result of these accidents.
Many pedestrian accidents are completely preventable. We see countless people die him pedestrian accidents as a result of driver negligence. Drivers who are speeding, failed to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and those who engage in other negligent actions continue to cause harm to innocent people.
Families who lose loved ones in pedestrian accidents often have to cover towering fees associated with funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and more. If your loved one has died as a result of a pedestrian crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Leonardtown can help you seek compensation from the person who is responsible for the crash.
Our Leonardtown pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience. For over 65 years, our lawyers have helped families across Maryland get justice following their loved one’s accidents. Our team can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the person who is responsible for the death and your family.
Our lawyers will build a wrongful death claim on your behalf and take the legal work off of your shoulders. We will fight to help you get the money that you need and deserve. Our lawyers are deeply committed to helping each family we represent to protect their legal rights and hold the person who is responsible to account.
Schedule a free consultation at our Maryland personal injury law firm today by calling 301-251-8776 to 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.