Car accidents can occur even with the most diligent of Maryland drivers. Errors occur and unforeseen circumstances can crop up, placing those in the vicinity in danger. Sometimes, an accident is a result of misinterpreting the right of way or a quick change in action by the driver of another vehicle. Regardless, these mishaps can lead to a car crash that can cause serious personal injury or even death.
Rescue services were called to the scene of a car accident around 9:55 p.m.recently. Authorities believe a 29-year-old male driver of a car was attempting to make a left turn when an another vehicle traveling westbound on the same road struck the car. The driver in the vehicle that was attempting to make the left turn was pronounced dead by rescue workers on the scene.
Four passengers in the vehicle were injured and were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for serious injuries. The driver of the car that struck the vehicle was treated for minor injuries. Authorities are still determining who had the right of way at the time of the accident.
Losing a loved one in an unexpected accident can leave a family in turmoil. Family members of those injured now face the medical costs that will surely be incurred. Top the new bills with the loss of income and financial disaster can be waiting right around the corner. Should a Maryland driver be injured in a car accident that is the result of another persons carelessness, one may seek damages by filing a personal injury claim. An attorney can help to investigate the incident and gather facts to file and present the claim in civil court.
Source: Bowie, MD Patch, “1 Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Prince George’s County Crash: Police“, Cameron Luttrell, Oct. 23, 2017