Traffic Accident in Frederick County Kills Pedestrian

The Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Frederick County. The auto-pedestrian accident happened early Friday morning, November 5th. The cause of the collision was not immediately available. 

In a press release, the MPD stated at approximately 2:26 a.m., troopers with Frederick Barrack responded to a crash report involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on US 15 at Route 40. The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, identified as Bobby Jerome Martin Jr. of Frederick, Maryland, walked up the ramp from US 15 South onto Route 40 into the traffic portion of US Route 15. 

According to a witness, the victim was walking south on US Route 15 on the lane divider. A 2016 Chevrolet Trax traveling south then struck Martin Jr. When troopers arrived at the scene, they rendered aid while waiting for EMS assistance. However, the victim died at the crash scene. 

The Chevrolet driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The MPD said neither alcohol, medication, or controlled substances appeared to have contributed to the accident in Frederick County. Anyone with additional information should contact the state police. 

Auto-pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in Maryland, and most times, the pedestrian dies or sustains severe injuries. Usually, the car driver is the fault party in accidents of this nature, but the pedestrian could be the one at fault. Whatever the case, Maryland law allows crash victims to recover compensation from the responsible party. 

The compensation covers medical treatment, vehicle repair, lost income, etc. A victim can choose to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver’s insurer or commence a personal injury lawsuit. Either way, it is better to start the claims process with an experienced attorney. 

Contact us today at Pinder Plotkin LLC for a free consultation with our Maryland auto accident lawyers.


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