Police Identify Victim of Fatal Car Crash in Montgomery County

Police identified the person killed in a car crash in Montgomery County at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Mason Street. They released the victim’s name on Saturday, November 20th. Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit identified Sharon Lanette Adams, 50, from Silver Spring as the victim.

The accident that claimed the victim’s life occurred on Friday, November 19th. A press release by the MCPD showed that around 8:22 a.m., District officers and the Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Mason Street for a traffic collision report. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2006 Toyota Camry was southbound on Georgia Avenue approaching Mason Street. The pedestrian was crossing Georgia Avenue in a marked crosswalk from east to west. The car and the pedestrian, now identified as Adams, collided.

The first responders transported the victim to an area hospital where she died. The Toyota driver suffered minor injuries and also received treatment at an area hospital. The Collision Reconstruction Unit is heading the investigation into the car crash in Montgomery County. Anyone with relevant information can contact the CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.

In auto-pedestrian accidents, it is crucial to identify who is at fault between the pedestrian and the vehicle driver. This is because it’s not in all cases that the car driver is the fault party. However, where the driver is at fault, they must compensate the victim if they file a compensation claim. 

At Pinder Plotkin, LLC, we always advise crash victims to seek compensation from the fault party. The settlement will cover medical bills, emotional injuries, rehabilitation, vehicle repair,  and other losses suffered in the accident. Contact our Maryland auto accident attorneys today for a free initial consultation. 

Source: https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail_Pol.aspx?Item_ID=39550

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