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Maryland car accidents: fatality in U-turn related crash

There are many people who travel Maryland roadways who are, overall, safe drivers. They try to follow all traffic laws and avoid distractions while driving. Unfortunately, some car accidents are caused by some of the safest of drivers who slightly misjudge a turn or distance. While the mistake may be out of character, it can still have devastating consequences, sometimes resulting in a fatality. Police are still trying to work out all of the details associated with one man's death in a recent tragic accident.

Police were called to the scene of an accident at approximately 5:30 p.m. one evening in early December. According to reports, the 22-year-old driver of a pickup truck attempted a U-turn across the southbound lanes of traffic. A southbound truck driven by a 28-year-old driver struck the first truck as a result.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital but ultimately died from the injuries he suffered in the accident. The driver of the first truck and his passenger were treated and released for minor injuries. Police blame the accident on the first driver's failure to yield and driver error.

Unfortunately, the family of the deceased driver is likely coming to terms with the news of his death at a time when many are decorating for the holidays. Instead of wrapping presents, this man's family will be making funeral arrangements -- an expense with which they may have difficulty coping. However, some victims of car accidents in Maryland -- or their families in the event of a fatality -- have successfully sought compensation for medical bills, lost wages and funeral costs, as well as other expenses, in a civil court. If negligence can be proven, the family could be awarded damages to help them cope with the financial aspects of their unexpected loss.

Source: somd.com, "Two Pickup Trucks Collide in Sunderland; One Death", Dec. 5, 2014

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