A Baltimore worker has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident after he allegedly struck a pedestrian with a city vehicle. The incident occurred on Aug. 15, and detectives are still working to determine exactly what happened. What is known is that the driver of the vehicle left the scene of the accident and failed to return.
After the fatal accident occurred, the investigators had to work to determine who struck the pedestrian. It was eventually determined that it was a Baltimore City Department of Public Works vacuum vehicle that hit the pedestrian. From there, it was determined that a 36-year-old man was the driver.
Determining what actually happened in this accident is crucial. The family members of the pedestrian who was struck probably want to know about their loved one's final moments. They probably want to know that as a way to get closure for their loved one's death.
This case has a few interesting elements. The first is that it occurred at an intersection, so it is possible that the pedestrian had the right of way. The second is that it involved a municipal vehicle, which might come into the picture if the family opts to seek compensation. The third is that the driver fled the scene of the accident.
For people who lose a loved one in a similar accident, even if the vehicle is a regular passenger vehicle, seeking compensation might be possible. Exploring that option as soon as possible can help you to decide what to do before the time limit for filing a claim runs out.
Source: WBALTV, "Baltimore city worker charged in fatal hit-and-run case," Aug. 20, 2016