Man Involved in Laurel Auto-Pedestrian Accident Dies From Injuries

Eleven days after a Laurel auto-pedestrian accident, the man injured in the crash died from his injuries. The Anne Arundel County Police revealed the victim died on Friday, October 22nd. 

According to a police press release, officers responded to Laurel Fort Meade Road near Laureldale Drive for a crash involving a pedestrian at about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11th. The preliminary investigation revealed the driver was in the travel portion of the westbound Laurel Fort Meade Road. 

A 2016 Hyundai Accent then struck the man. The police listed pedestrian error as the preliminary cause of the accident. The Laurel auto-pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section. There is no additional information at this time. 

Auto-pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in Maryland, and they happen for several reasons. Some of the common causes are speeding, jaywalking, disobeying traffic signals, drunk driving, etc. Usually, most auto-pedestrian accidents are the fault of the vehicle driver. A driver will be at fault if they fail to yield to a pedestrian, among other factors. 

However, there are times when the pedestrian would be the fault party. This is common when the pedestrian fails to use the designated crosswalk. Since either a driver or pedestrian can be liable for an auto-pedestrian collision, it is crucial to determine the liable party after the accident. 

Once liability is determined, the victim can demand compensation from the fault party. Compensation here covers financial losses and emotional injuries. To get the maximum compensation, it is essential to work with an attorney.

At Pinder Plotkin, LLC, our Maryland auto accident lawyers have the experience to help victims win their injury claims. Contact us today for more information. 

Source: https://www.aacounty.org/news-and-events/news/police-press-release—october-25-2021

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