Wheaton, MD (May 20, 2022) – A young child who was less severely injured following an accident in the Wheaton area on Thursday has passed away from his injuries, according to the Montgomery County police. On May 12, emergency crews were called to provide assistance at a crash that blocked Connecticut Avenue.
Reports provided by the police in Montgomery County indicate that a Ford F-150 pickup truck turn left onto Connecticut Avenue from Atherton Drive when he became involved in a collision with a Kia Optima.
A total of six people suffered injuries due to this crash. Several of the injured people were transported to area hospitals for emergency medical care.
Authorities confirmed that one child, identified as a three-year-old, has died from their injuries.
At this time, the Montgomery County Police Department continues its investigation to determine the cause of the crash.
We hope the victims who suffered injuries due to this two-vehicle accident make a full recovery.
Our team would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the child who has lost their life as a result of this accident. Our thoughts are with them during this very trying time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Maryland
Automobile accidents across the state of Maryland take the lives of hundreds of people every year. There are many accidents that take place that are entirely preventable. Unfortunately, innocent people continue to suffer fatal accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless actions. Some of the most common causes of fatal collisions that we see in Maryland include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Motorists who run red lights, pass stop signs and disregard traffic control devices
- Motorists who speed or travel too fast for road conditions
- Drivers who are distracted
When drivers engage in these and other acts of negligence while operating their vehicles, they continue to cause severe accidents every single day in our state. When innocent people end up passing away as a result of their injuries, their families must reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Wheaton as soon as possible.
Our Wheaton car accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC are deeply committed to helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones do to fatal collisions. Our lawyers have more than six and a half decades of experience helping clients secure the compensation they need for funeral arrangements, lost earning capacity, loss of inheritance, and more.
If your loved one has died as a result of an automobile accident caused by a negligent driver, it is crucial that you reach out to our Maryland personal injury law firm right away. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and to help you get the justice in the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our lawyers today at 301-251-8776 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to get started on your 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.