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Woman suffers injuries and dies after being hit by car

It is becoming popular again to live in communities where walking can be a primary mode of transportation. In some parts of the country, such as Maryland, a pedestrian lifestyle has been a way of life for a long time. Unfortunately, the mixture of pedestrian traffic with motor vehicles can result in serious and sometimes tragic pedestrian accidents. One Maryland woman recently was struck by a car as she was walking across a street and suffered serious injuries.

The accident apparently occurred at dusk, following the end of the workday rush hour. The 57-year-old victim was crossing the southbound lanes when she was struck. The southbound traveling 24-year-old man that struck her was driving a small sedan.

The woman was transferred to a hospital. Sadly, she died from her injuries. The investigation is pending. Reportedly, all aspects of the accident will be reviewed, including the pedestrian's actions prior to the accident. Authorities plan to verify her location in the street, the traffic signal at the time of the accident and the direction the woman was walking.

Anytime pedestrian accidents occur involving motor vehicles, serious injuries are possible. They typically require expensive medical care and treatment. Unfortunately, some injuries can result in death, as in this woman's case, resulting in surviving family members having to cope with an unexpected loss and burial expenses. Some victims of similar accidents may find the advice of a personal injury attorney in Maryland helpful to understand their options for legal recourse. In many circumstances, a wrongful death claim can be filed in civil court to pursue recovery of monetary damages incurred due to the negligence of another.

Source: Rockville, MD Patch, "Rockville Pedestrian Hit, Critically Injured: Police", Deb Belt, Nov. 8, 2017

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