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With the hustle and bustle of everyday life combined with the congestion on some of Maryland’s highways and main routes, car accidents are bound to crop up. Accidents that happen due to driver error or unforeseen, unavoidable circumstances are still upsetting, but are less likely to result in serious injury or death. When an accident is due to negligence and the operator is driving aggressively, the outcome, should an accident occur, can be far more severe.

Around 7:30 p. m. on a major highway, a vehicle was riding in the HOV lane. According to witness reports, the driver was speeding and using aggressive maneuvers. The 20-year-old male attempted to cross lanes, and he lost control of the vehicle. The car then hit a tree and careened into a sound barrier wall.

A 20-year-old passenger was killed in the crash. The driver and another passenger, a 21-year-old male, were both taken to a local hospital and are being treated for injuries. The police are not indicating that alcohol was a factor in this incident and are still investigating.

Getting into the car with a friend is often never given a second thought. Placing one’s life in the hands of someone we have known for years or someone we have just met but made that special connection with causes many to let their guard down. When negligence, alcohol and fast cars are added into the mix, the results can be devastating and deadly.

A Maryland woman from Edgewater woman has recently been indicted on several charges stemming from a fatal car accident that killed one and critically injured two others. The accident occurred last year on June 17 around 10:30 p.m. An investigation determined that the 34-year-old woman failed to execute a turn and lost control of the vehicle. Speed was also considered a factor.

The front-seat passenger in the vehicle, a 44-year-old male, was killed in the crash. One of the back-seat passengers was not buckled in and was thrown from the car. The 31-year-old was flown to a local trauma center where he recovered from life-threatening injuries. A 31-year-old female had to be extracted from the car and transported to the same local trauma center with critical injuries.

Emergency services are in place to protect citizens and attend to community members in a time of need. Sirens, lights and car markings set Maryland emergency responder vehicles apart from other commuter vehicles on the road. When emergency responders are on their way in response to a call for help, most other drivers on the road heed the right away and stop. Sometimes, with windows rolled up and obstructions from signs and other larger vehicles, seeing and hearing oncoming emergency responders and vehicles can be difficult. With high speed from the emergency vehicle and unsuspecting motorists, an accident can occur and often leave motorists and their passengers suffering from personal injury

The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. in Anne Arundel County. The officer was traveling north on a busy highway. She had her lights and siren activated on her patrol vehicle in response to an emergency call.

The victim and her two children were turning left across the highway on a green light. The victim’s view of the northbound lanes and the oncoming patrol car were obstructed by a box truck. The patrol car struck the side of the vehicle with a force great enough to turn the victim’s vehicle on its side. The victim and her two children, ages 12 and 8, were transported to local hospital for treatment. The officer was transported to a local trauma center for treatment and has been issued a citation for failure to drive an emergency vehicle safely.

Maryland is a busy hub for commercial and business transportation activities. With two major cities within an hour of each other, the highways and byways are usually bustling with motor vehicle activity. Recently, a man was fatally injured and his passenger suffered serious injury when a truck struck their vehicle while passing through a busy intersection.

State troopers were called to the scene of an accident on March 29 around 1:30 p.m. A roll-off single unit truck was headed west when the light he was approaching turned red. A 49-year-old male driving an SUV pulled into the intersection when his light had turned green. The truck smashed into the driver’s side of the SUV, killing the driver. A female passenger in the SUV was flown to a local trauma center and is reported to be in critical condition.

An investigation is underway. The state police commercial enforcement team will inspect the truck and thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident. Once the investigation is complete, state police, in conjunction with the State’s Attorney, will determine if charges will be filed.

Social media and the access to millions of people with the click of a button has transformed the way the world works and communicates. From global companies to local Maryland elementary schools, the use of social media and other platforms has become the new way of connecting with others. Unfortunately, with the access by so many to such a broad and often unfiltered means of communicating, the ability by those who have malicious intent to reach and cause personal injury to others, whether directly or indirectly, has reached epic proportions.

A 29-year-old Maryland man from Salisbury was indicted in another state on a criminal charge. The man sent a Twitter message which contained a strobing image to a reporter with the intention of causing a seizure. The reporter suffers from epilepsy.

The image was sent to the victim in response to the reporter’s criticism of then-President-elect Donald Trump. The man’s attorney says his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The attorney also says his client has apologized to the victim and is seeking counseling.

Most Marylander’s thought they had escaped winters snowy clutch, but a nor’easter dropped roughly 10 inches of snow on much of the state on March 14. Children basked in snow angels and snowball fights, delighted in sleigh riding and indulged in hot chocolate. Those brave enough or seriously determined, chipped ice off windshields and shoveled snow from driveways and curb sides preparing to navigate the roadways. Some motorists, however, hopped in the car and headed out, not realizing what dangerous and probable personal injury projectiles they could be driving with.

In three separate accidents, ice reportedly flew off other vehicles on a well traveled interstate. The ice hit the windshields of the victims cars. The spray from the glass caused eye injuries.

Flying ice from vehicles whose drivers failed to clear not only their windshields and signaling lights, but also any snow or ice from hoods, trunks or roofs, is very dangerous. The ice missile can cause motorists to swerve into oncoming traffic or into another lane to avoid the impact. This reaction can put other motorists in grave danger.

There are a multitude of traffic laws — from obeying stop and posted speed limit signs to staying in the correct lane of traffic — that are intended to keep Maryland residents safe . While some motorists may, from time to time, be tempted to ignore a law or two, some laws, if broken — especially laws surrounding the use of alcohol and speed– may lead directly to another person’s death. For example, one motorist who was allegedly driving drunk and speeding was involved in a car accident that took the life of a child.

The accident occurred in Baltimore on a recent Saturday night in late September. It happened around 4:37 p.m., when first-responders were first alerted to a crash between two vehicles. Apparently a 26-year-old man was driving west at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred.

They believe that the first car crossed the road’s double yellow line and crashed into an SUV that was in the eastbound lane. Due to the force of the collision, a passenger in the second vehicle — an 11-year-old girl — was thrown from the car. She was rushed to a local medical center, where she later died.

Being involved in a wreck with a drunk driver can be a frightening experience. The situation can be even more unfortunate if serious injuries result from the car accident. After such an event, criminal charges will likely be filed against the drunk driver, and any injured parties may wish to file civil claims of their own.

One family could potentially file a claim after a recent accident in Maryland. Reports stated that there were at least three individuals in a vehicle that had stopped for traffic when a vehicle approaching from behind struck the first car. The second vehicle was carrying at least one adult and four children. After police arrived at the scene, they suspected that the driver of the striking vehicle was under the influence, and she is currently facing charges.

The accident resulted in the four children in the second car being transported from the scene as a precaution. Two adults in the stopped vehicle were transported by ambulance due to their injuries, and a 14-year-old passenger in that car was airlifted from the scene. Details on their injuries were not given in the report.

Having a good time with friends is something that many individuals enjoy. However, a good time could quickly turn into a devastating situation if a car accident takes place. Even if only one vehicle is involved, the outcomes could be tragic, and individuals who lose a loved one in such an event may find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces. 

One family may be hoping to find the right recovery avenue for them after a recent crash in Maryland. Reports stated that the incident was a single-car crash, and there were three people inside at the time. The 25-year-old driver of the car reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit two trees. One passenger in the car was ejected during the accident.

That passenger suffered fatal injuries as a result, and he was declared dead at the accident site. The driver was reported as being in critical condition, and the second passenger was treated for her injuries and released. A sheriff’s office spokesman stated that the crash was still under investigation and additional details would be released later. 

People from all walks of life are injured every single day in Maryland under various circumstances. Frequent causes of personal injury may include accidents at work, car accidents, defective products, as well as assault. Regardless of the specifics, when other parties are the ones responsible for the incidents, injured victims are fully within their rights to file legal claims in civil court in order to seek full recovery for their monetary losses.

A personal injury case typically arises when an individual is injured due to another party’s negligence. That person may be legally responsible for the harm that was caused. Some cases are litigated through trial in civil court while others are settled between the parties.

A formal lawsuit is initiated when one party — the “plaintiff” — files a “complaint.” The defendant could be an individual, corporation, business entity or government agency. The complaint typically includes allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the defendant/s, along with a claim that the claimed negligence caused or materially contributed to the specified injuries suffered by the plaintiff. Most cases are resolved by settlement, resulting in a binding agreement for the payment of a sum of money in satisfaction of all pending claims. 

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