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Pregnant woman suffers personal injury, child dies in hit-and-run

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2019 | personal injury |

Although most drivers in Maryland adhere to the law and drive safely, there are still drivers who will operate their vehicles recklessly, speed, behave negligently, drive while distracted and get behind the wheel while under the influence. This can cause an accident with personal injury and death. These crashes are made worse when the driver decides that it is preferable to flee the scene rather than administer help to those who were hurt, call for emergency assistance and wait for law enforcement to arrive. For people who have been injured or lost a loved one in a fatal hit-and-run crash, it is wise to contact a law firm experienced in personal injury cases to determine how to proceed.

Two pedestrians were hit in a motor vehicle accident. One, a 12-year-old girl, died. A pregnant woman was injured. The driver then fled. The people were crossing the street at the time of the crash. The child was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead. The pregnant woman, 32, was hospitalized. Her injuries were reported to be life-threatening. The state of her unborn child was not known. Law enforcement is seeking the vehicle and its driver. It was said to be a Honda Accord, possibly from the early-1990s. There was damage to its passenger side. They are seeking help in finding it and the driver. The investigation is continuing.

When there is a hit-and-run crash, it is generally a matter of time before law enforcement finds the person who committed the act. This is imperative for those who suffered personal injury and lost a loved one in an accident. Medical costs, emotional impacts, lost wages and other problems can come about after a hit-and-run auto accident. This is compounded when it is a child who loses a life and a pregnant woman is injured, as occurred in this case.

A search is underway for a hit-and-run driver who killed a child and injured a pregnant woman. As the investigation moves forward, having legal assistance is essential. To recover compensation once the driver is found, it is a smart decision for the child’s family and the injured woman to call a law firm that has helped many people with personal injury and wrongful death after a car accident.

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