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.
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.
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