It seems that we are reading more and more about pedestrian-auto accidents. Sadly, persons on foot have little in the way of protection against a 3,000-pound automobile, which usually spells disaster for the pedestrian how is hit by a car or truck. While laws are in place to make crossing streets and walking near roadways safer, there is no substitute for heightened awareness on the part of walkers, joggers and runners whenever motor vehicles are around.
As a Baltimore injury lawyer, my office has experience to assist victims of auto-pedestrian collisions. Injuries can be severe and long-lasting for victims and their relatives, mainly due to the sometimes lengthy recovery period following a severe impact. This past St. Patrick’s Day, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Woodlawn, Maryland, left an 18-year-old man in critical condition at a local hospital.
According to news reports, Baltimore County police were still looking for the driver nearly a week after the tragic traffic accident. Terrel Chambers was reportedly walking with his girlfriend down a busy stretch of roadway along the west side of Windsor Mill Road when a car came speeding up behind him, striking the man and then leaving the scene.
Fortunately, another motorist saw the accident and stopped to render assistance by administering CPR to the young man until emergency responders arrived at the scene. Chambers was subsequently taken to Shock Trauma where he admitted in critical condition.
Based on police reports, the suspect vehicle is probably a green-colored Honda or Acura from the late 1990s to early 2000. Authorities believe that the vehicle will likely be missing its right sideview mirror. Witnesses told police that the car was last seen turning off Windsor Mill Road onto Lugine Avenue.
Windsor Mill Hit-And-Run Driver Still On The Loose, WJZ.com, March 23, 2010