Man Injured in October Traffic Accident in Edgewater Dies From Injuries

A man who initially survived a motor vehicle accident in Edgewater in October passed away. According to a news release from the Anne Arundel County Police, the victim, Richard Mills Dykeman, 78, of Edgewater, died on Wednesday, November 10th. They listed the cause of death as complications related to injuries sustained in the accident. 

The county police said the accident happened on October 19th. At about 6:35 a.m., officers responded to Central Avenue at Mayo Road for a crash involving two vehicles. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Suzuki XL7 driver, Lucas Burchman, 22, of Edgewater, was northbound on Central Avenue. 

The man had a green signal, and as he approached Mayo Road, a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Dykeman attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of the Suzuki. The police said Burchman was unable to avoid striking the Chevy on the passenger side. The Suzuki driver did not sustain any injury. 

Dykeman sustained severe injuries, and medics flew him to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The police said that preliminarily, the failure to yield the right of way by the Chevy driver appears to be the primary cause of the accident in Edgewater. There is no additional information. 

In motor vehicle accidents, there is usually a fault party and a victim. The fault party is the person whose negligent actions caused the accident, while the victim is the person who suffers because of negligence. Under Maryland law, a victim is entitled to financial compensation. However, most compensation claims get denied, hence the need for an attorney. 

At Pinder Plotkin, LLC, our Maryland car accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review. 

Source: https://www.aacounty.org/news-and-events/news/2021/11/12/police-press-release—november-12-2021

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