Fay Law Group, P.A.
Free Initial Consultations Phone Answered 24 Hours A Day
800-522-2715
202-644-8854
202-644-8854

State trooper, pedestrian injured in drunk driving accident

DC and Maryland residents are likely concerned when preventable accidents happen. A pedestrian and a state trooper were both struck and injured in a collision early on the morning of June 11. The suspected drunk driving accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. that Sunday along Route 4. The trooper's cruiser was parked at an accident scene when an oncoming vehicle rear-ended him and then struck a nearby pedestrian.

The trooper had the emergency lights on his vehicle going to warn traffic, but the state police believe that the 37-year-old driver was operating his vehicle while he was under the influence of alcohol. The vehicle collided with the patrol car then skidded off the road. A pedestrian -- one of the drivers involved in the initial accident -- was standing near the guardrail when the car driven by the allegedly impaired driver hit him as well.

The Maryland state trooper was hospitalized for a possible concussion, though he has since been released. The pedestrian remains in the hospital for the injuries he sustained during the accident and his condition at this time is unknown. The suspected drunk driver was not injured and police took him into custody.

The 37-year-old allegedly intoxicated driver was charged with driving while under the influence, and according to police, will likely be facing additional traffic charges as well. Unrelated to any criminal charges, the injured pedestrian may choose to pursue a personal injury civil suit against the man who caused the drunk driving accident. In fact, anyone in the Washington, DC, area who has been injured in a crash due to another driver's fault or negligence, especially in cases of drunk driving, has the right to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney with experience in car accidents.

Source: NBC Washington, "Suspected Drunk Driver Strikes Maryland Trooper, Pedestrian", June 11, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Our Promise To You No matter what your case involves, you can depend on Fay Law Group for honest advice, careful attention to detail, and individualized client service. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Proud Sponsors We here at Fay Law Group, P.A., continue a tradition of military support established more than 40 years ago.
attorney photo

Washington Office
777 Sixth Street, N.W.
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20001

Map & Directions

Rockville Office
206 North Adams
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

Silver Spring Office
2048 Merrifield Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Map & Directions

Frederick Office
235 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Map & Directions