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Car accident sends Maryland police officer to hospital

A car accident can occur in the blink of an eye in Maryland. Sometimes the collision results in nothing more than a fender bender, and the respective parties walk away unscathed. However, sometimes more serious injuries are the result of a car accident.

Such is the case with a recent accident that resulted in two people being sent to the hospital. It occurred in Salisbury, early in the morning during the month of June, and involved police responding to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, they met a 27-year-old man who had apparently been involved in an argument with his girlfriend.

While the police were questioning him, the man got into a vehicle and left the scene. In the process of leaving, he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a police cruiser that was on its way to respond to the call. The man as well as a police officer in the cruiser were severely injured in the accident and were rushed to a local medical center. However, due to the extent of their injuries, they were then transferred to a shock trauma center near Baltimore. According to the police, alcohol may have played a part in the collision.

Charges are pending against the driver, but the fact remains that an innocent person was seriously injured in the car accident. When a person is seriously injured in a car accident in the state of Maryland due to the proved negligence of another driver, he or she often chooses to pursue a personal injury claim against the other person involved to seek damages for costs resulting from the accident, including medical bills, property and pain and suffering. Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer is often the first step in this process.

Source: wmdt.com, "Police officer injured during head-on crash in Salisbury", June 9, 2015

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