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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.