A family from a nearby state recently suffered a horrific tragedy in Maryland. The
auto accidentkilled members of the same extended family, including two children and
an unborn child. Maryland authorities are still investigating the crash.
The accident occurred on a recent Saturday in Queen Anne's County.
According to reports, emergency responders were alerted to a collision
that took place at an intersection. Upon an initial investigation, it
was revealed that the driver of a car was headed in the westbound direction
when the vehicle approached an intersection. At the same time, the driver
of a tractor-trailer was headed in the southbound direction.
The tractor-trailer crashed into the passenger side of the car, sending
both vehicles across the road. The tractor-trailer then rolled on top
of the car and came to a stop. The occupants in the car died. Apart from
the deaths of two children and an unborn child, three adults also died
at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was airlifted to a medical
facility in Maryland for treatment of his injuries.
Authorities are still investigating the fatal auto accident and have not
yet determined the exact cause of the crash. The details of the investigation
may reveal who was responsible for the crash, which may be helpful in
determining what parties may be entitled to file legal claims. The surviving
family of the deceased victims likely retain the right to file wrongful
death claims, while the driver of the tractor-trailer (should the evidence
document that the car driver was at fault) could have the right to file
a personal injury claim against the deceased driver's estate. Individuals
who are faced with similar circumstances may gain by speaking with an
experienced personal injury attorney in Maryland in order to determine
the best way to proceed.
Source: 13newsnow.com, "Six including unborn child from Accomack County killed
in crash", Jan. 11, 2015