Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Many factors can contribute to motor vehicle collisions in Maryland. Driver negligence, driving under the influence, speeding and the distraction of technological devices in the vehicle can all play a role in car accidents that are simple fender benders to those that claim lives. Driving a vehicle recklessly puts other motorists and the operator in great danger, as the condition of the roads can change in a matter of minutes. Police have recently identified the four victims in a car accident that is allegedly the result of excessive speeding.

According to reports, the 30-year-old male driver of the vehicle that is accused of the deadly accident has had numerous traffic violations over the last 11 years. This particular accident claimed his life and the lives of three others. Authorities are continuing to investigate to provide the families of those lost with some explanation.

With accident reconstruction, authorities have decided that the man was driving his vehicle at speeds over 100 miles per hour when he lost control of his vehicle and struck another car. This first accident caused some damage to both vehicles and sent the assaulting car into an oncoming lane. Once heading the wrong way, the offending vehicle then struck a sedan head-on, killing the 19-year-old pregnant female driver and her two passengers.

It may be tempting to ignore the posted speed limit signs when driving a familiar or often-traveled road. The posted speed limits may seem to some like merely a suggestion, but the speed limit has been tested and proven to allow safe passage on and along the roadway when followed. Ignoring these signs can have serious or even fatal repercussions, as a woman from Maryland learned in a recent car accident.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Authorities responded to a call of a multiple vehicle collision involving 3 vehicles and 12 people. The first vehicle, a sedan, was traveling eastbound when the 32-year-old female driver was apparently unable to control the speed. The sedan hit a van which then struck a small car.

The allegedly speeding vehicle contained a 25-year-old female passenger and 4 minor passengers ranging in age from 11-years-old to 11-months-old. The van held 3 adult passengers and 2 minor passengers. The driver of the small car was an 18-year-old male.

Car accidents are often unexpected and can be very expensive. Car repairs of damaged vehicles can get extremely pricey and medical expenses incurred can be astronomical. Maryland residents who have been the victim or the cause of an auto accident may find themselves in need of an attorney to help recover the costs if applicable.  

Police responded to a call around 2:40 a.m. that claimed a vehicle was overturned and came to a rest down an embankment. Upon arrival at the scene, authorities found the driver of the overturned vehicle to have been thrown from the vehicle and declared him dead at the scene. They believed him to be in his late 40s. A passenger was taken to a local shock trauma center where the 47-year-old male is being treated for serious injuries.

The vehicle that collided with the first as they both traveled southbound held two passengers. The first was a 36-year-old female who was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The second passenger suffered no injuries.

Whether driving for employment or personal errands, the highway can be a dangerous place. Road conditions, weather and other drivers are all factor that can make operating a motor vehicle a treacherous chore. A Maryland motorist is responsible for following all traffic laws. When a negligent driver disregards stop signs and traffic signals, the driver’s life as well as the lives of other motorists are in danger.

Traveling eastbound through a busy intersection, a small car struck another vehicle that was traveling southbound through the same intersection. The adult male and his passenger, an adult female, who were in the offending vehicle, were taken to a local shock trauma center. They are said to be have suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle that was struck, an adult female, was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for  injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The accident, which occurred around 5:30 p.m., is believed to be the fault of the driver of the small car. Authorities say he failed to stop for a red signal, but charges have not been filed yet. Police are continuing to investigate.

Whether out driving on the roads for work or personal errands, behind the wheel can be a dangerous place. Road conditions, weather and the attentiveness of other drivers are factors that can sometimes make operating a vehicle a treacherous feat. When a motorist engages in erratic or careless actions, others out on the road are at risk. A Maryland man has been recently charged with drug trafficking and manslaughter after a hit\-and\-run accident that cost a woman her life.

A 36-year-old male ran a stop sign, which caught the attention of police in the nearby vicinity. After refusing to stop for the moving violation, authorities chased the man but lost sight of him. They finally came across the vacant car, after it had struck another vehicle.

Reports indicate that the speeding vehicle crossed the double yellow line to pass a vehicle while avoiding police and struck another vehicle that was attempting to make a right turn. The 57-year-old driver and the 90-year-old passenger were taken to a local shock trauma center. The passenger later succumbed to her injuries. After further investigation, police found illegal substances and a significant amount of cash inside the man’s vehicle.

With Maryland traffic in the morning being crazy and hectic, many commuters chose to leave for work earlier than necessary. Beating the early morning rush and having a peaceful drive to work may be worth missing that extra 30 minutes of sleep. Sometimes, this lack of sleep could place drivers at risk for general tiredness and slower response times in an emergency situation. An accident investigation continues after an early morning crash that injured one and fatally wounded another.

A 24-year-old Maryland man lost his life from injuries sustained in an early morning car accident. At around 6 a.m., he was believed to be heading eastbound when he maneuvered his car to avoid hitting a vehicle that was backing out of a driveway. When the man swerved to miss the car, he collided head-on with an oncoming SUV, which was headed westbound.

The driver of the car that was intending to avoid the initial crash was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. The 23-year-old driver of the SUV was flown to a local trauma center for treatment. Authorities closed the road for a short period of time to complete accident reconstruction and continue to investigate.

Some roadways that cross the United States are simple and straight. Others seem to mingle and dance with routes, highways and interchanges with confusing and difficult to navigate turns and exchanges. A highly publicized wrong-way crash resulted in a head\-on collision that took two Maryland motorists lives. It has recently led state highway officials to investigate and rethink the networking of highly used roadways.  

Frantic phone calls and reports began to flood dispatch around 2:10 a.m. Callers were reporting a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed heading in the wrong direction on a busy local highway. The first phone call came from an off-duty police officer who reported the vehicle heading eastbound in the westbound lane. Another call came from a concerned woman who reported the same occurrence, but a few minutes later called back to report the worst. The speeding car had struck another vehicle around 2:14 a.m.

The total amount of time the car spent going the wrong way down the highway was about 4 minutes before it struck another vehicle. Later, police would release the name of the 31-year-old woman and also note that alcohol was found inside her car. Toxicology reports have yet to be released and police are continuing to investigate.

Auto accidents can occur for many reasons. Crowded highways, inexperienced or distracted drivers, medical issues and those who choose to operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be leading factors. As the population in many Maryland suburban areas continue to grow, the roadways are seeing a steady increase in automobiles. With more people behind the wheel at any given time, the odds are ever increasing for a car accident to occur.

An unidentified woman was driving around a parking lot around 8 p.m. It is unclear as to why she was perusing the parking lot. Reports indicate that she lost control of her vehicle and headed out onto a busy roadway. She struck another vehicle that was carrying three occupants.

Authorities on the scene pronounced the driver of the uncontrolled vehicle dead at the scene. The three occupants in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. All are expected to be okay.

After closing one lane on a highway in the state, two road construction workers sustained injuries in an accident. The two men were placing cones along the lane when a woman allegedly drove into that lane and hit them. The woman is suspected of being a drunk driver. 

The workers had almost finished closing the lane when the accident took place. Cones had already been placed over half of a mile down the road before the driver reached the men. But the woman, who was behind the wheel of a large pickup truck, veered into the closed lane of the Maryland highway. 

One of the men suffered serious injuries, and the other was said to have critical injuries. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The woman did not sustain any injuries but was taken in for an alcohol test since that was suspected to be the reason for the accident.

Enjoying an evening out with friends is a common occurrence for many people. Some will designate a driver to ensure they make it to their intended destinations once the party is over. Others underestimate how inebriated they truly are and decide to get behind the wheel, putting not only their lives but the lives of others at risk. One Maryland man has recently learned his fate when his negligent choice lead to the death of a woman in a drunk driving accident.

A 25-year-old male was recently sentenced to four years in jail after pleading guilty to negligent homicide. After he serves his prison sentence, he will then have five years of closely supervised probation. The man will also have to complete a drug and alcohol education program and use an ignition interlock for two years during his probation period.

The man and his victim, a 21-year-old woman, had been out drinking with friends at a local pub. Around 3 a.m. authorities were called to the scene where his car had struck a tree. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the man, who was operating the vehicle, was lying outside of the car talking to authorities with slurred speech. Bloodwork later indicated his blood alcohol level was well above the legal limit. The man was currently on probation for a previous charge of driving under the influence.

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