A tragic accident happened on a recent Monday morning. Two Maryland teenagers, who were friends, died in a head-on collision. Two others, including the driver of the other vehicle, suffered serious injuries.
The accident happened in the early morning hours in Prince George County. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities indicate that the driver of a Chevy sedan veered out of its lane and collided with a trash truck that was headed in the southbound direction. The impact killed the driver of the Chevy at the scene. Two passengers who were inside of the Chevy and the driver of the trash truck were transported to the hospital with critical injuries. One of the passengers later died at the hospital.
Reports indicate that the two remaining occupants in the Chevy sustained injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening. The mothers of the two deceased teens grew up together and both of the teens were going to school to become electricians. No other information about this tragedy was reported.
One wrong move on the roadway can cause injuries and death for others. Unfortunately, this head-on collision has left two teens dead and others suffering from serious injuries. In spite of the teen driver's death, the driver of the trash truck and others who were injured retain the rights to file personal injury claims against the estate of the deceased driver for pain and suffering and medical costs if it is proved that he was at fault. They may be able to recover damages if the civil courts in Maryland find that there is sufficient evidence that proves negligence.
Source: wjla.com, "2 teens killed, 2 others injured in head-on crash involving car, trash truck in Beltsville", Roz Plater, April. 7, 2015