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Pedestrian critically injured by hit-and-run driver

On Nov. 23, a 24-year-old man in Maryland was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. At the time of the accident, the victim and a friend were walking along the side of westbound Obrecht Road. At around 2:30 a.m., a 1996 Chevrolet Impala hit the victim from behind. Police say the driver of the Impala then continued to travel west without stopping. As is common with many car accidents, charges against the driver are pending review by the State Attorney's Office.

Following the accident, the injured victim was rushed to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He had reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident, though the exact nature of the victim's injuries is unclear. The man was doing better by the afternoon, and his condition was reported to be critical but stable.

Police searched for the hit-and-run driver after the accident by canvassing the surrounding areas. When a 1996 Chevrolet Impala was located on Paddle Wheel Court, police found evidence that the vehicle was the one they had been looking for. According to police, damage observed on the suspect vehicle was consistent with evidence that they had obtained from the scene of the accident. Police were then able to make contact with the 32-year-old man who was registered as the driver of the vehicle. The man was interviewed, but criminal charges were not immediately filed against him.

A person who is injured in a pedestrian accident may suffer from significant financial setbacks during their recovery. To seek compensation for these damages, many victims choose to file a personal injury claim against the accused driver. An attorney may be able to help an injured victim with this process by gathering all of the important documentation and evidence to establish the driver's liability.

Source: Capital Gazette , "Charges pending against driver in Millersville hit-and-run", Tim Pratt, November 23, 2014

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