While crossing Greenmount Avenue in North Baltimore, a 53-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a tow truck. The accident occurred at roughly 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of E. 33rd Street and Greenmount. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
According to police, the driver of the tow truck stopped after hitting the man. The driver did not sustain any injuries. Law enforcement is continuing to investigate the accident to determine what exactly happened.
These kinds of accidents are devastating because pedestrians do not have the same protections that drivers do. When an accident occurs and a pedestrian is hit, serious and debilitating injuries can be sustained by the pedestrian. Oftentimes, these types of accidents are caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, or potentially some kind of mechanical failure in the vehicle such as brake failure.
If negligence or faulty manufacturing was to cause for the accident, the pedestrian who is hit may have the right to file a claim. If the pedestrian dies as a result of the injuries sustained, his or her family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. This could include the driver or the vehicle manufacturer. It can also include government parties if the road had a dangerous design.
When you lose someone as a result of negligence, recklessness, or malfunction, it is important to hire legal counsel to help determine your options.
At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, our Baltimore wrongful death attorneys are here to help families who have lost someone they love. We can help you determine if you have a case and guide you through the process so you know what to expect next. Contact our firm to discuss your potential claim and learn how we may be able to help you.