A driver was hit and killed in a Montgomery County accident after getting out of his vehicle following an Interstate 270 crash on Friday night, March 12. The Maryland State Police got a report around 9:18 p.m. from Montgomery County Fire and EMS about a pedestrian being hit on I-270.
The person was hit and killed in the main lanes of northbound I-270 at Clopper Road/Md. Route 117. According to the investigation, the person who was killed was a driver who was involved in a one-vehicle accident. Their car rolled over, but the driver managed to get out of the car when another driver hit them, the police said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. So far the police haven’t released the identity of the victim and they are trying to notify the next of kin.
The Montgomery County accident delayed the traffic in the area. If you have any information about the accident, please call the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack at 301-424-2101.
Being injured or killed in such circumstances can make the investigation quite complex. If the driver who hits another person flees the scene, and the police can’t locate them, the victim or their family might not be able to have a liable side. The police won’t be able to press charges, and the victim will have to seek a claim from their own insurance company.
However, even if your case is similar to this one, make sure to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will give you legal advice and will guide you into the process. Trying to figure things out on your own might be challenging and confusing.
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