If there is any advice that we would give to people it would be take care whenever you cross the street on foot. Regardless of how well you know a stretch of road, never for a moment assume that cars and trucks will see you in the street, especially at night. As Baltimore personal injury attorneys and auto accident lawyers, I and my colleagues have the skills to help victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents, as well as pedestrian-auto collisions.
The sad thing is we seem to be constantly bombarded by stories of pedestrian injury accidents, and sometimes fatal crashes. Again, when crossing a busy city street or a quiet country road, exercise the same caution you would want a loved one to use. The reason is simple: People on foot are no match for a larger and much heavier motor vehicle. Injuries sustained in a pedestrian-auto accident can range from cuts and bruises to traumatic brain injury and death. Cross the street safely and live to see another day.
As we say this, we are aware that accidents like the one that happened recently in Pasadena, MD, will likely continue to occur. According to the news, a man who was trying to cross the road in Pasadena was stuck and killed by a passing car. Police reports indicate that the victim, 49-year-old Adam J. O’Conner, was hit while crossing Fort Smallwood Road around 11pm.
Anne Arundel Police say that O’Conner was wearing dark clothes and was not in a designated crosswalk area when he was hit by a 2010 Honda Accord driven by 29-year-old Scott T. Berenbach. Reports show that officers found O’Conner lying in the road with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore but apparently died of his injuries some time later.
Pasadena pedestrian dies of injuries after being hit by car, BaltimoreSun.com, October 3, 2010