There are many measures in place to keep users of Maryland roadways safe. Legislators work hard to ensure that laws protect drivers and appropriately punish those found guilty of traffic infractions. Additionally, motor vehicle manufacturers work diligently to ensure that vehicles have adequate safety features. Despite these measures, car accidents still happen, and lives may be lost. Unfortunately, one man was recently killed in Anne Arundel in a head-on collision.
Police claim the 50-year-old victim was traveling on a Maryland road one afternoon in early December. A 33-year-old driver of an oncoming car allegedly crossed the center line, striking the first car head-on. After the initial collision, a sedan traveling behind the first car struck both cars already involved in the collision.
The victim in the first car was trapped in his car and died at the scene. The second driver, who police claim caused the accident by speeding and driving negligently, suffered severe injuries. The 58-year-old driver of the third vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
There are some car accidents in Anne Arundel that may be unavoidable. However, when an accident is believed to have been caused by another driver’s negligence, that person’s victims, including loved ones in the event of a fatality, can seek legal recourse in a civil court. If negligence can be successfully established by appropriate evidence, monetary damages may be awarded in accordance with state laws to provide compensation for funeral expenses, medical bills and lost wages, among others.
Source: wbaltv.com, “1 dead, 2 injured in Glen Burnie crash“, Greg Ng, Dec. 3, 2014