17-year-old KingDavid Killed by Semi-Truck Collision
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Troopers responded to southbound Interstate 83 south of Shawan Road in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 17-year-old KingDavid Okolo, a pedestrian from Cockeysville, MD, was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed. Okolo was a student at Dulaney High School and had recently been admitted to the University of Maryland, College Park. The investigation is ongoing.
Michael Okolo, KingDavid’s brother, set up a GoFundMe page on behalf of the family.
“The rules of the road require all drivers, and especially truck drivers, to be always aware of their surroundings. This means truck drivers have a responsibility to anticipate potential hazards, keep a lookout for what it is in front of them, and regularly check their mirrors.”
What Should I Do When I Or A Loved One Have Been Involved In A Trucking Accident?
In reviewing the above set of facts, important questions may be:
Where was the pedestrian at the time of the collision?
Why was the pedestrian outside of the vehicle?
How long had the pedestrian been outside of his/her vehicle?
When did the truck driver first see the pedestrian?
What was the flow of traffic like?
What were visibility conditions like?
Accidents involving tractor-trailers usually lead to serious injuries or death. This is why it is critically important to preserve key evidence such as: witness testimony, dash and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam video from the truck involved, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections from the at-fault truck, hours of service logs from the at-fault truck driver, toxicology reports, etc.
An experienced attorney at Mickelen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.
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