Bethesda, MD (April 21, 2022) – A crash in Bethesda left a pedestrian injured on Wednesday afternoon, April 20. Just before 2:45 p.m., the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, and EMS all responded to a major crash that blocked Old Georgetown Road.
Investigations provided by the MCPD show that an adult pedestrian was struck by an unidentified vehicle on the southbound side of Old Georgetown Road near Ryland Drive. The crash blocked several lanes of the road, leaving one lane of traffic to get by.
The victim suffered traumatic injuries and was transported by MCFRS EMS to an area hospital.
The police department in Montgomery County is investigating.
We hope the pedestrian who was struck and injured in this crash makes a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland
Each year, pedestrian crashes leave more than 3,000 people injured in the state of Maryland. Roughly 13.3% of these crashes take place in Montgomery County. Pedestrians who are between the ages of five years and 15-years-old are at the greatest risk of being harmed.
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable during crashes. Studies five that victims struck by vehicles that are traveling over 40-miles-per-hour have an 85% chance of suffering fatal injuries. Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles traveling near 20-miles-per-hour have a 95% chance of surviving. However, the chances of suffering severe injuries remain.
Pedestrians who are hurt in crashes are able to take legal action against those at fault. A Bethesda pedestrian accident lawyer can help you secure the financial compensation that you can use for various costs you face as a result of your crash.
Bethesda Personal Injury Lawyers
The Bethesda personal injury lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC have more than 65-years of experience helping victims and their families get justice. Our lawyers stand by the quality of legal services we provide for our clients, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to helping them get justice.
Over the years, we have received thousands of verdicts and favorable settlements for our clients, some over six figures in value. We are dedicated to providing the most aggressive and knowledgeable representation for every victim we work with.
Our lawyers will stand by your side throughout the entire legal process to ensure you get justice. We will educate you with regard to the legal process and your rights after being injured. We will help you make informed and educated decisions regarding your case so you are able to get justice.
If you were hurt in a crash as a result of a driver’s negligence, our Maryland personal injury law firm is here to help you seek financial compensation from the person who caused you harm.
Contact our law firm today by calling 301-251-8776 to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers to discuss your personal injury case.
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.