A car accident can be caused by a variety of reasons. However, most of
the time an
auto accidentis the result of driver error. This appears to be the case in a recent
Maryland auto accident in which a 28-year-old man has died.
The accident happened on a recent Thursday afternoon in early December.
Authorities conducted a preliminary investigation and determined that
the accident occurred when a male driver of a Dodge truck was headed in
the southbound direction. They also determined that the driver of a Ford
truck that was headed in the northbound direction crossed into the southbound
lane in an attempt to make a U-turn. Authorities believe it was at that
point when the driver of the Dodge slammed into the back of the Ford.
The impact caused both of the trucks to go off to the side of the road.
The driver of the Dodge truck was taken to a nearby hospital where he later
died. The driver of the Ford and an occupant in the vehicle were transported
to the hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. Police stated
that the driver of the Ford failed to yield and that they believe that
failure played a major role in the collision.
Unfortunately, the negligent actions of one driver can lead to danger for
others that share the roadway. As a result of this particular auto accident,
the family of the deceased man may be looking at the legal options they
now have. The family members could have the right to file a wrongful death
claim against the driver of the Ford truck if they feel that his negligent
act led to the death of their loved one. A successful claim may result
in compensation being awarded by the Maryland civil court system.
Source: wusa9.com, "Man dies from injuries in U-turn car crash in Md.",
Dec. 5, 2014