Car accidents are often caused by the negligence of other drivers. Some Maryland drivers are simply distracted, while others ended up driving the wrong way. Regrettably, when a fatal auto accident happens, there is often a family left behind to deal with the sudden loss.
On a recent early Saturday morning, a collision occurred that killed a young man. Authorities arrived at the scene of the crash and discovered that a vehicle was up in flames. Upon a preliminary investigation, police determined that the crash had been caused when a 52-year-old male driver traveled in the wrong direction near the interstate. According to reports, he had entered the highway using the exit ramp and drove across three lanes.
In addition, the man's vehicle did not have any lights on. He crashed into another vehicle and, unfortunately, a 26-year-old male driver was killed. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was injured and transported to the hospital. Authorities are still investigating the crash, and it's not known if charges were filed.
A fatal auto accident can be emotionally devastating for family members, in particular when a loved one loses his or her life so unexpectedly. The family of the deceased man retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the other driver to recover damages suffered as a result of his alleged actions. The civil court system in Maryland typically awards compensation if evidence deems the driver's actions were the cause or a contributing factor in the death. Families in similar circumstances may want to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Maryland who will answer any questions they have while guiding them through the civil process.
Source: kmov.com, "Man, 26, killed in wrong-way I-170 crash identified", Jan. 10, 2015