There are many public service campaigns intent on educating the public on the potential dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. In addition to these efforts, driver education courses also work to get the message out to the public. Even alcohol manufacturers encourage drivers to drink responsibly in order to avoid dangerous car accidents. Unfortunately, people continue to ignore these efforts, placing their lives, as well as the lives of innocent people, at risk. For example, it is believed that an accident in Anne Arundel that killed two people was the result of alcohol.
The accident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. in mid-December. Reports indicate that a 22-year-old driver was traveling west on a Maryland road when he crossed the center line. Unfortunately, he struck a sedan driven by a 60-year-old head on.
The older driver died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the first vehicle was transported to the hospital where he later passed away. While the accident likely remains under investigation, police believe that alcohol may have contributed to the accident.
Unfortunately, the families of the victims of the Anne Arundel accident will be burying their loved ones instead of spending extra time with them over the holiday season. For those grieving from similar unexpected losses, the tragedies are likely compounded when the accidents appear to have been completely preventable. Many people who have lost loved ones in car accidents caused by the negligence of others have sought legal recourse in civil courts. By doing so, family members may be able to alleviate some of the financial stresses caused by the losses of their loved ones.
Source: wusa9.com, "2 dead after Anne Arundel County crash", Dec. 15, 2014