Driver Flees the Scene of Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Elkridge
A pedestrian that was walking in the northbound side of U.S. 1 in Elkridge was killed after being struck by a pair of vehicles, one of which left the scene of the accident.
The accident occurred at 4:40 a.m. on February 4, and involved two separate collisions. The first involved a 2002 Toyota SUV, which was traveling northbound on the highway (also known as Washington Boulevard) when it ran into the woman who was walking on that section of the road. The driver of the Toyota, Anthony Keith Corbin from Elkridge, stopped alongside the road to check on the condition of the victim and to remain at the scene.
However, after Corbin stopped, a second vehicle, described by Corbin as being a dark-colored SUV, also struck the woman while she was still lying in the road. The woman died as a result of the accidents.
The incident is still under investigation, including the cause of the original accident and the identity of the second driver. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a felony, which means that if the identity of the second driver is uncovered, he or she could potentially be looking at major fines and/or jail time. The potential penalties that the first driver faces depends on whether the investigation reveals that he was liable or negligent in the accident. The family of the victim could also potentially file a wrongful death suit if the second driver is found or if it turns out that Corbin was negligent in the accident.
If a loved one has died in an auto accident, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, loss of financial support and emotional pain and suffering. Learn more about your legal options by contacting a compassionate Maryland wrongful death lawyer at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.