A recent car accident took the life of four Maryland individuals and injured several others, authorities say. The car accident involved a pickup truck, a car and a van, and it caused the van to erupt in flames. It occurred in Hyattsville around 5 p.m. on a Sunday in early November.
The truck was reportedly traveling westbound on a local road when, for reasons that are currently unclear, it struck a car. One of the truck’s wheels caught fire as it continued down the road. Apparently, it then had a head-on collision with a van, which caught fire after the collision.
Four individuals reportedly perished in the accident, including one child. Authorities familiar with the accident referred to it as a mass-casualty incident. Eight adults, as well as four children, were rushed to local hospitals, three of them by helicopter.
Their injuries ranged from non-life threatening to life threatening. Four children, as well as four adults, are currently listed in critical condition, according to the Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue. Authorities are still in the process of investigating this accident.
Four Maryland individuals were killed and many others were injured in this car accident, some of them seriously. It is unclear what caused the truck to collide with the car or why its tire caught fire, but the facts may become more apparent as the police uncover more during the investigation. The important fact is that, no matter what occurred, it is crucial for the victims and the families of those who were killed to be made aware of their rights, which can be accomplished by consulting experienced personal injury attorneys who are knowledgeable about motor vehicle accidents.
Source: hyattsvillelife.com, “UPDATE: Three adults, one child dead after three-car accident in Chillum“, Rebecca Bennett, Nov. 8, 2015