Teenagers taking to the roads have many more distractions to keep their eyes and concentration off of the task at hand. Even so, many experienced drivers also are plagued with the same distractions that can lead to fatal mistakes. Three Maryland juveniles suffered serious injury after a car accident when a driver failed to yield the right of way.
The incident occurred just prior to 3 p.m. on June 6, 2017. A driver in a pick-up truck was in the westbound median making a left turn. A small sedan was traveling eastbound when the pick-up executed the turn. The result was a near head-on collision.
The driver and front passenger of the sedan were taken to a local hospital and treated for their injuries. The back seat passenger was taken by aircraft to a local trauma center. The driver of the truck did not seek medical attention after the crash. He is being charged with failure to yield and negligent driving.
When a loved one is hurt or suffers a serious injury at the hands of another, emotions can run high, especially when children are involved. Maryland residents who have suffered because of the negligence of another person may be able to file a civil claim. An attorney who understands personal injury can evaluate the case and help the family to navigate legal proceedings if justified. Any financial compensation awarded can help victims with medical expenses and other incurred costs that are a direct result of the negligence of the other person.
Source: delmarvanow.com, “Three juveniles injured in Mardela crash“, Reed Shelton, June 7, 2017