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Pedestrian Struck During Two-Vehicle Collision on Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, Maryland (MD)


July 31, 2020

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD- Localdvm.com writes that a car accident took place overnight in Montgomery County this week that led to a pedestrian being struck. Three people were injured in the incident and transported to the hospital.*

None of the involved individuals have been identified.

Early reports suggest that after years of increasing numbers of pedestrian fatalities, these crashes dropped slightly in 2019. In 2018, 6,283 people died in such incidents indicating the highest number of pedestrian deaths in decades. 

Of course, every person is a pedestrian at times. It is important for everyone to know how to stay safe when walking on or near the road. Staying predictable is a good start because drivers are more likely to strike a person if they do something unexpected like cross outside of a crosswalk. Electronics are dangerous for drivers to use, but paying attention to a phone, and not the road can also put a pedestrian in harm's way. Staying alert and focused on the road can help a person avoid many dangerous situations. Visibility is incredibly important. Drivers often strike pedestrians because they fail to see them. Avoiding crossing or entering the road in the dark, poorly lit locations can help pedestrians reduce their chances of being overlooked or not seen by an oncoming motorist. 

Of course, many pedestrian crashes are the result of a driver's actions. Motorists should drive at a safe speed, and always be on the lookout for people on or near the road. It is especially important to pay attention and slow down when driving near schools or locations where children are likely to be present. 

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Sources:

https://www.localdvm.com/news/i-270/pedestrian-struck-in-2-car-collision-in-montgomery-county/

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety

https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/early-estimates-traffic-fatalities-2019

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