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Three Pedestrians Struck in Two Different Accidents on Same Night

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What Happened

On Monday January 7, 2013 three pedestrians from two separate accidents were struck and severely injured in Montgomery County, Maryland (MD).

Police say the first happened on Wisteria Drive just north of Route 118 in Germantown. The victim was struck while walking in the northbound lane outside of the crosswalk.

Just a short two hours later in Gaithersburg a man and a woman were struck walking between Oneill Road and Shady Grove Road in the southbound lane of Rt. 355. The male victim went through the windshield of the vehicle and had to be carefully removed by emergency personal.


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All three victims were rushed to hospitals in serious condition.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

These accidents stress the importance of always being aware of your surroundings, pedestrians and vehicle operators alike. Pedestrians should never trust the driver of an automobile to yield or even see them as they cross or walk along a street. There is a huge misconception that cars have the right of way, however this is not the case. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will know some states have passed legislation to give pedestrians extra protection as well as your rights as a victim. There are many safety measures in place to protect you as a pedestrian but never take your safety for granted.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Take a moment to read our car accident injury guide so you're fully informed about what to do if you are hurt in a Virginia (VA) or North Carolina (NC) car accident.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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