The Eastern Shore in Maryland is a well sought-after vacation for many locals. The busy route that is taken to reach the shore can be confusing for out-of-towners to navigate sometimes. This confusion can lead to a car accident that could seriously injure or even prove fatal to motorists. A recent wrong way driving incident has led to a four-vehicle accident on a busy highway.
Around 8:45 p.m., police headquarters began to receive numerous calls from very concerned motorists. The frantic calls reported a vehicle heading west in an eastbound lane of the busy roadway. The final call came in to report a head-on collision.
Reports indicate that a 43-year-old woman was traveling in the wrong direction and struck three other vehicles. The fourth vehicle she struck resulted in the head-on collision that mostly affected the passenger side of the vehicle that was struck. The wrong-way driver and the 51-year-old female passenger in the car that was hit head-on were flown to the nearest shock trauma facility for treatment. The highway was shut down for two hours as state police investigated the crash.
When a Maryland motorist is injured in a car accident, the effects can be lasting, painful and expensive. Medical bills and lost wages can leave the victim or his or her surviving family financially exhausted. Should the accident be due to the negligence of another, the victim (or his or her surviving family in the event of a fatality) may have legal recourse by pursuing a civil lawsuit. Any monies awarded in a successful litigation could help to cover medical expenses and other documented financial damages.
Source: myeasternshoremd.com, “Wrong-way driver causes 4-car crash“, Denae Spiering, Dec. 12, 2017