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1 killed, 1 injured in recent Maryland car accident

Car accidents result in permanent injuries to thousands of people every year. They also are among one of the largest primary causes of death amongst young individuals. A car accident that seriously injured one individual and killed another occurred recently.

The accident occurred in Royal Oak, Talbot County, on a recent Thursday in early August, police said. A Cambridge woman was driving her vehicle west on a local road at around 10:30 a.m. when the accident occurred. For reasons that are currently unclear, a 62-year-old man's vehicle in the opposing lane of traffic suddenly veered over the roadway's centerline, Maryland State Police said.

The man's vehicle struck the woman's vehicle, head on. His vehicle flipped onto its roof and landed in a ditch on the opposite side of the road, according to police. The truck flew off the road and landed in a ditch on the other side of the road. The woman was rushed to a local hospital in Easton and is currently in stable condition, while the man died at the scene. 

An accident reconstructionist with the state police is currently investigating the cause of the car accident. It is possible that the man was engaged in distracted driving or was driving drunk, though this remains to be seen. As the man died, no charges can be filed. However, the victim would be fully within her legal rights to file a personal injury suit in a Maryland civil court, suing the man's estate. An experienced attorney is typically consulted to assist with this process, which begins by assessing the viability of the victim's proposed claim.

Source:, "Trappe man dies in head-on crash", Chris Polk, Aug. 4, 2016

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