It is widely known that it is illegal for a driver to leave the scene of an accident that he or she is involved in, when it happens on a roadway. Drivers may not be as clear about what the rules are when the incident involves bumping into an unoccupied vehicle in a parking lot, however. In the state of Maryland, under the law, if you leave a damaged vehicle behind, you could face criminal charges.
Pedestrians tend to be the least-well protected element of traffic. They are vulnerable because of their proximity to vehicles which all too often are driven by people who are distracted. Pedestrian-vehicle accidents can be very serious. Car accidents involving pedestrians can change lives in an instant.
There are many facets to the college experience. One of the things common on most college campuses is the necessity of hoofing it. Students tend to walk everywhere. Indeed, colleges try to consolidate their facilities within specific boundaries in order to maintain a safe environment. That's as true in Maryland as anywhere.
When work gets done on the highways and roads of Montgomery County and the rest of Maryland it's easy for drivers to complain about the disruption they have to endure as a result. Rarely do we consider how dangerous it is for the men and women who are doing the work. They face myriad threats just from the equipment they may be using, but they have to deal with possibly negligent drivers, too.
Police in Prince George's County say they have a lead on the vehicle that they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a 55-year-old man and 62-year-old woman dead earlier this month. The announcement offers the hopes that someone will be arrested and could be held responsible for these horrible wrongful deaths.
A hit-and-run accident devastated the Johns Hopkins University community this weekend as two college students were injured by a reckless driver. Investigators report that the accident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning near the university campus and sent one of the victims to a local trauma center with serious injuries.
Just hours after an Alexandria pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver who fled the scene on January 21, a Silver Spring bicyclist was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. While police are pursing leads based on witness reports, no one has been arrested in connection with either of the hit-and-run collisions.
Gus Sabra had just turned 53-years-old in May. A hard-working family man, the married father of four worked with his brother Zlad at the latter's Baltimore-based company. Recently, they had been hired by the state to facilitate traffic surveys. On June 3, Sabra was checking the equipment used on the road to count cars when he was struck by an unknown driver.