An off-duty Maryland police officer is being credited with saving a life at the scene of a recent collision. The auto accident occurred in Frederick at approximately 3 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Two vehicles were involved in the crash and several suffered injuries.
The two cars reportedly collided, leaving one of the vehicles overturned and on its roof at the side of the road. One of the first responders was the off-duty officer. It has been reported that his swift and effective aid at the scene most likely saved the life of one of the passengers. Two others who were injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A third victim suffered injuries that necessitated a flight to a shock trauma center in Baltimore. No reports were given as to whether any charges were filed in the incident. State police have stated that their officer just happened to be in the area when the accident occurred.
When a Maryland auto accident results in injury or death, those who have suffered may file legal claims against those deemed at fault in the collision. If a victim succumbs to his or her injuries, an immediate family member may choose to pursue legal action. Doing so enables them to seek compensation for damages sustained, such as pain and suffering, loss of income, funeral costs and other losses related to the accident. If the party believed negligent also died in the accident, a legal claim can still be filed against his or her estate.
Source: your4state.com, "One flown to shock trauma after car accident in Frederick, Md.", Kayla Brandon, Aug. 22, 2015