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Woman dies after tragic crosswalk accident

Many northeastern cities are pedestrian friendly. Some authorities in Maryland have initiated campaigns urging both pedestrians and drivers to be vigilant in hopes of preventing unnecessary tragedies. Authorities believe that both motorists and pedestrians must adhere to traffic laws to ensure safety for all. Despite the campaigns, pedestrian accidents still occur. One crosswalk accident has recently ended in tragedy.

The 78-year-old female victim was crossing a busy intersection in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle. The pickup truck that struck her was driven by a 78-year-old man. The woman was horrifically trapped under the truck and dragged approximately 40 feet. She suffered serious injuries and emergency workers had hope that she would stabilize. She was airlifted to a hospital, but she later died.

The accident investigation is still pending, but authorities expect to file charges against the pickup driver. Reportedly, the man was not able to see the woman in the crosswalk, due to another vehicle blocking his view. The vehicle that was stopped and allegedly blocking the view, was aware of the woman crossing the street and had stopped to let her cross.

Unfortunately when pedestrian accidents occur involving motor vehicles, pedestrians can suffer serious injuries and/or death. Families of victims who have died in a similar crosswalk accident may receive beneficial advice from a personal injury attorney in Maryland about their legal options to seek financial compensation. While compensation will not bring back a loved one, it can assist with unexpected burial expenses and emotional trauma.

Source: Bel Air, MD Patch, "Pedestrian Killed In Bel Air Crash: BAPD", Elizabeth Janney, Nov. 7, 2017

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