Everyone has experienced a moment on the road when they realize that they may not be able to stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision. Unfortunately, such car accidents can cause serious injuries, or even death, to those involved. In addition to their physical injuries, those involved -- or their surviving families in the case of a fatality -- can face serious financial consequences as well. After a tragic accident in Maryland, for example, one family will have to cope, both emotionally and financially, with the death of their loved one.
There are many dangers when traveling on the country's Interstate highway system. Other drivers can cause problems if they fail to demonstrate the level of vigilance required to maintain safe conditions. When additional factors are encountered, including construction or poor road conditions, it is necessary that all drivers are constantly aware of traffic conditions and adjust their speed accordingly. Failure to do so could lead to serious, even fatal, car accidents. For example, a tragic accident in Maryland recently took the lives of a wife and husband.
There are many factors in operating a motor vehicle on Maryland roadways that could negatively impact safety. For example, congestion on a road could unexpectedly slow traffic. Due to the relative lack of predictability, drivers must remain vigilant to avoid serious car accidents. An accident in Anne Arundel, allegedly caused by a driver who failed to reduce his speed during traffic congestion, resulted in criminal charges recently.
Accidents happen. Unfortunately, car accidents can happen at any place at any time of the day. Apparently, fatal car accidents can happen even when there is no driver in the car. One accident in Maryland allegedly caused by a car with no driver could potentially lead to civil litigation after a woman was killed.
Maryland residents may recall the case of a police officer from Howard County allegedly being responsible for a crash last summer. In his ongoing trial, it was discovered that he was involved in two car accidents during that same day. Assistant State's Attorneys said that his actions could not be described as an accident, but rather as a criminal act.
For most people across the country, Christmas is a time of traditions and family. However, when car accidents happen on Christmas day, the holiday can forever hold memories of pain and injury. A Christmas day accident in Maryland has sent six people to the hospital this year, some with serious injuries.
Driving or riding in a car is an activity in which the vast majority of Americans participate. Because it is such a common activity, it is easy to overlook the potential risks. For example, even what most people would consider safe maneuvers could cause car accidents that result in death or serious injuries. One driver's recent attempt to make a u-turn in Maryland has resulted in the death of one and injury to three others.
Damage to vehicles, minor and major injuries and death can all result from collisions. Car accidents on the interstate tend to have more serious results than those on other roads because of the speed at which the vehicles are traveling. Unfortunately, drivers can often be more reckless when there is a long stretch of open road in front of them. Also, driving at night becomes riskier because there is less time to react to unexpected objects. A recent accident on a Maryland interstate showed how devastating such a collision could be.
The majority of drivers assume that they need to watch out for drivers behind them, beside them and possibly in front of them. However, most do not consider the possibility of a driver coming towards them in the same lane of traffic. When this does occur, car accidents are the likely result. Such an accident recently occurred on I-70 in Maryland.
A girl struck by a car is in critical care, according to local sources. Maryland police have called in experts in car accidents to reconstruct the scene of the incident as part of their ongoing investigation. No charges have yet been filed in association with the case.