This time of year seems to pass quickly, and with Halloween over and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is easy to see that the winter holidays will arrive in the blink of an eye. While some families hold steadfast in tradition, others may look forward to trying something new this year. With such to look forward to, it’s easy to forget that a car accident can happen out of nowhere, as several unfortunate Maryland families have learned.
On a day when driving conditions and traffic were seemingly normal, the driver of a small passenger car slowed down to make a left turn. Suddenly, the car was struck from behind when the driver of a dump truck failed to stop in time. The huge truck smashed into the back if the car and sent it careening into oncoming traffic. The passenger car was pushed into the path of two motorcycles headed the opposite way.
Although police and rescue workers rushed to the scene, both motorcycle drivers and one person in the car were killed. The other person in the car was flown to a shock trauma unit, and at this time, the victim’s condition is unknown. The driver of the dump truck was taken by ambulance to get checked out at a local hospital. The road was closed in both directions for several hours, and authorities are carefully investigating the accident.
When a person becomes the victim of such a car accident, he or she may want to take legal action. If a victim is killed, family members may take up the fight on his or her behalf. People taking legal action against the driver at fault might want to contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. An attorney can help handle court proceedings and work to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for the accident victim and his or her family.