Rockville, MD (March 1, 2022) – An accident on Monday evening, February 28, sent one person to a nearby hospital for the treatment of injuries. Just after 8:20 p.m., the Montgomery County Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic collision on South Washington Street.
According to MCPD, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on South Washington Street by Maryland Avenue.
The victim, identified as an adult, was treated by EMS with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services online. The pedestrian then received transportation from medics to a local hospital.
The Montgomery County Police are investigating this pedestrian crash.
We hope the pedestrian makes a full recovery from their injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland
During the year 2020, more than 6,700 pedestrians suffered fatal injuries in crashes in the United States. This number increased by more than 4.7% from 2019. Nearly 150 of these fatal crashes occurred right here in Maryland. Regrettably, we see hundreds of people hospitalized with serious injuries that impact their lives long-term.
Even though state lawmakers are proactive when it comes to ensuring pedestrian safety, we see many people harmed as a result of negligent drivers. Although we can take actions to ensure we do not harm others, pedestrians cannot control how drivers behave while operating their vehicles.
As a result, we see many people harmed by drivers who engage in reckless behaviors. These include:
- Cutting off pedestrians
- Driving while too tired
- Inexperienced motorists
- Reckless driving behaviors
- Blindspot accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Backing up without looking
These and other acts of negligence continue to hurt people every day in our state. In many cases, victims suffer severe injuries like:
- Internal bleeding
- Hand, arm, and wrist injuries
- Neck injuries
- Facial/jaw injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Scarring and severe disfigurements
- Pelvic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
If you have been injured in a pedestrian crash, you must reach out to our personal injury lawyers in Rockville right away.
Rockville Personal Injury Lawyers
The Rockville pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC have more than six decades of experience helping pedestrians pursue legal action after being hurt in car crashes. Our client-focused approach toward representing victims ensures that our clients have their legal rights and best interests protected as they focus on recovering from their injuries.
Over the years, we have helped thousands of victims obtain favorable verdicts for their legal claims so they are able to cover the costs they face moving forward.
Our Maryland personal injury lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf and help you get justice. Call 301-251-8776 to schedule a case review at your earliest convenience. We are standing by 24-hours a day to take your call so we can help you protect your legal rights.
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.