- posted: Jul. 29, 2015
A 45-year-old woman recently died in a pedestrian accident near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road in Wheaton, Maryland. According to local police officials, the woman was a mother of eight.
The accident reportedly occurred when an 83-year-old woman somehow lost control of her Hyundai Sonata at approximately 11 a.m. She rammed into a utility pole, then rebounded off of it and hit the woman, who was then rushed to a hospital where she passed away from her injuries. The driver sustained only minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital to receive treatment.
At this point, investigators from the Montgomery County Police Department are unsure as to how the driver initially lost control of her vehicle. No charges have been filed against her, and she was released from the hospital the day after the crash. The woman killed was reportedly an immigrant from Honduras, and her family has made arrangements to have her body sent back to her home country for the funeral.
This is only the most recent pedestrian accident that has occurred in the same general area. In November 2014, a 17-year-old boy was hit and killed while trying to get away from a group of people who were allegedly throwing rocks at his car. In April 2014, a woman was struck and killed by a bus. That same location had three accidents in 2013.
Police have cracked down on jaywalking and other issues related to pedestrian safety in Montgomery County over the past several years, but clearly there is still work to be done. If you have suffered an injury in an accident as a pedestrian in southern Maryland, contact a skilled La Plata personal injury lawyer with Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.