According to a new study, Baltimore is not very “pedestrian friendly.” The Washington Times explains that researchers ranked the 104 most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians, and Baltimore received a rank of 22.
The study collected data on fatal pedestrian accidents from 2008 to 2012; however, pedestrian deaths aren’t just a problem in Baltimore. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 4,743 pedestrians died in 2012. The number injured is approximately 76,000.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver while walking or biking, a personal-injury attorney from DuBoff & Associates, Chartered can help you file an injury claim. We are a full-service law firm with 34 years of experience helping our clients seek justice through civil lawsuits. We can guide you through the stages of filing, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. To learn more about our services or to arrange a consultation with an accident lawyer, call us at 301-495-3131.
Police Arrest Driver After Hit-and-Run
Drivers who strike pedestrians are increasingly fleeing the scene of their accidents. Experts have trouble pinning down the exact cause of the trend, but many speculate that impaired driving plays a role. They suspect that drivers leave and only turn themselves in after they are sober, which reduces the penalty they face for the crash.
CSN Baltimore reports that Ross Damon Adams was walking along the road at night when an SUV struck him. The driver of the vehicle left the scene, and Adams was left unconscious in the roadway until another driver happened to see him and called police. He died shortly after.
Police began to search for the driver and quickly located an SUV that had damage to the front bumper. Then, they found Allan Gordon Nock and arrested him for leaving the scene of an accident.
Driver Will Face Trial After Pedestrian Accident
Another driver faces charges of drunk driving and negligent homicide after striking a college student. The Washington Post reports that Liam Adepo was arrested after he struck Cory Hubbard.
Hubbard was walking across the street before he was struck. He died at the scene. Adepo failed to remain at the scene, and witnesses told police that he was driving a darkly colored SUV. Fourteen hours later, Adepo walked into a police station and confessed. Police haven’t released how they determined that he had been drinking at the time.
Since then, two other pedestrians have been struck and killed on the same road. In April, another young man was killed while crossing the road. Then, in July, a recent college graduate was struck by an impaired driver who also fled the scene.
If you’re planning to file a personal-injury lawsuit in Baltimore, let us help. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we are passionate about seeking compensation for negligent driving victims. If you would like to learn more about our services or arrange a consultation with a personal-injury attorney, please call 301-495-3131.