Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Carroll County

In early May, a Finksburg, Maryland woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle on Bethel Road in Carrol County. The woman was said to have been chasing after her dog who had run into the street. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle has not been charged with an offense.

In this unfortunate situation, the key inquiry is whether or not the pedestrian was inside or out of a crosswalk. As a general rule, pedestrians have the right of way when they are in a crosswalk. However, in the event that a person is crossing a street outside of a crosswalk that person has an obligation to use the greatest care to protect themselves from injury.

If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a pedestrian related car accident and would like a free legal consultation, please contact Portner & Shure. Maryland accident lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have.

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