Negligent drivers create potential hazards on Maryland roads. The odds of
rear-end accidents increase when motor vehicle operators drive recklessly. All motorists
sharing the highway expect every driver to adhere to safety and traffic
regulations. Distracted driving, excessive speed, texting while driving
and other inappropriate actions behind the wheel can turn uneventful roadways
into chaotic scenes of carnage and tragedy.
A witness to a recent fatal collision told officials that she had never
before seen anything so horrible. The tragic scene affected her so that
she immediately called home just to let her mother know that she loves
her. Apparently, a pickup truck caused two accidents, moments apart, that
left four people dead and 14 others critically and seriously injured.
The first crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on that recent Sunday,
when the pickup truck allegedly slammed into the back of a sedan. Witnesses
say that the pickup, which caught fire upon impact, continued to travel
up the road. What happened next was a shock to those who watched the tragic
The flaming truck crashed into a van filled with people, the scene becoming
a raging ball of fire. Sadly, four people died as a result of the accident,
including the pickup driver. Eight other adults and six children were
transported to various hospitals for emergency care. All are reportedly
still in the hospital, some with critical injuries, others listed as serious.
Rear-end accidents and negligent driving accidents, as well as those caused
by intoxicated drivers or those traveling at excessive speeds can wreak
havoc upon Maryland roadways. The law provides for victims who survive
their injuries under such circumstances by allowing them to file legal
claims in civil court. In cases where the person deemed to have caused
an accident has been fatally wounded, a claim is able to be filed against
his or her estate so that injured survivors or immediate family members
of deceased victims may seek compensation for damages.
Source: christianpost.com, "4 Dead 14 Injured in Horrific Crash With Church Van", Leonardo Blair, NOv. 9, 2015