One mishap on the road could lead to injurious and deadly results. Some of these mistakes include poor judgment and/or other forms of negligence. Tragically, a recent auto accident caused the deaths of two Maryland residents.
The accident took place in Anne Arundel County on a recent Tuesday evening. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that a 32-year-old male driver of a Nissan sedan was headed in the southbound direction on a highway. In spite of a red light, he made a left turn into the path of an SUV, causing the vehicles to collide. The impact forced the sedan into a light pole, and the driver of the SUV was thrown from his vehicle.
The driver of the sedan was declared dead at the scene while the driver of the SUV was taken to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland, where he died. Authorities are still investigating the accident. No other details about the crash were reported.
This case underscores the point that just one mistake on the roads can result in a devastating auto accident. Sadly, this crash accounted for two untimely deaths. In cases like these, families of the deceased often seek avenues of legal recourse for their losses, where appropriate. The family of the SUVs driver retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the sedan driver to seek recovery of monetary damages related to the accident. The civil court system in Maryland typically adjudicates these types of cases and awards financial relief based upon evidence that a named defendant was negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to the crash.
Source: CBS Baltimore, "2 Fatally Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Arnold", May. 6, 2015