Silver Spring, MD (January 14, 2022) – A pedestrian has suffered fatal injuries after a vehicle crashed through the parking lot of the Capital One Bank during the afternoon hours on Friday, January 14.
Local news sources show that a light-colored minivan was traveling in the area of 13301 New Hampshire Avenue when it crashed through the front of the Capital One Bank, taking down a pillar and striking a pedestrian. The vehicle then proceeded through the parking lot and crashed into a pole.
The pedestrian, identified as an adult victim, was left with life-threatening injuries. Medical personnel treated the victims while at the scene. However, the pedestrian later passed away from their injuries.
Local police are trying to determine the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts go out to the family who has lost their loved one as a result of this accident. We offer our deepest condolences to them during these difficult times.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Maryland
Pedestrians are involved in more than 3,000 accidents every year in Maryland. More than 92% of pedestrian accidents result in injuries or death. Studies have found that pedestrian crashes make up only 3% of total accidents each year, the victims make up nearly 19% of traffic-related fatalities statewide.
Pedestrian accidents are more likely to result in fatal injuries. These victims have no protection during crashes. They lack any steel frames to protect them that motorists are provided while inside vehicles. Pedestrians often suffered severe head trauma and other injuries that ultimately take their lives.
Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one can be incredibly challenging for families. Our lawyers understand the overwhelming difficulties that your family faces as you try to deal with the mental, emotional, and financial impacts. For this reason, we encourage you to reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Silver Spring as soon as possible.
Silver Spring Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Silver Spring pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC are well-versed in dealing with wrongful death claims for bereaved families in Silver Spring and across Montgomery County. We remain compassionate to the needs of each client we work with as we help them protect their legal rights.
After enduring the loss of a loved one, due to the negligence of another driver, your family may be able to obtain compensation to help cover some of the expenses you face. Our lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need for funeral costs, burial fees, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face while moving forward.
For more than 65-years, we have fought aggressively to ensure each person we work with is able to gain some sense of justice while holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, our Maryland personal injury law firm can help you move forward. Contact our team today at 301-251-8776 to meet with our lawyers to discuss ways to get you justice.
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.