The Maryland State Police Crash Team actively investigates a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Harford County. The crash which claimed the life of a 41-year-old woman occurred on Sunday night, November 28th. The immediate cause of the crash was not available.
The state police identified the pedestrian as Desirae Standiford of Abingdon in a news release. The emergency medical services personnel pronounced her dead at the crash site. The preliminary investigation by the state police disclosed that the woman was on Philadelphia Road east of Fashion Way near Winters Run Bridge when the incident happened.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., the vehicle struck and killed her, and the driver fled the scene. While investigating, the police found the car they believed was involved in the accident. They described it as a gray Ford pickup truck. The police said they had identified the vehicle driver, who is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the pedestrian hit-and-run in Harford County or has information about the suspect vehicle should contact the Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barracks at 410-838-4101.
A hit-and-run accident has both criminal and civil implications. The hit-and-run driver would face criminal charges for their actions, and the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. The settlement covers medical treatment, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses.
The settlement also covers emotional injuries like emotional anguish and the pain and suffering of the victim. In addition, if the accident killed the victim, their relatives can file a wrongful death action and recover compensation. The settlement also covers the funeral and burial expenses of the victim.
Getting compensation in either claim requires the expertise of a Maryland car accident lawyer. So contact Pinder Plotkin LLC today to learn how we can help you.