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Earlier this month, a West Virginia woman was convicted of driving without a license after she caused a fatal accident that took the life of a five-year-old Maryland girl. According to one local news report, the woman claimed that she was unaware that her license had lapsed. However, at trial, on cross-examination it came out that her license was revoked due to several previous citations and accidents.

broken-car-480202-mEvidently, the woman rear-ended a car driven by the young girl’s great-grandmother on Route 67 in Washington County. The girl was in the back seat, as is recommended. However, she tragically died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the accident.

The woman faced criminal charges relating to her decision to drive without insurance. Just last week, the criminal case against the driver ended in a conviction. The woman’s sentencing will be coming up in the next month or so. However, she faces up to a year in prison. She was also issued two traffic violations and fined $410.

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Earlier this week in Annapolis, a local Marylander was killed when he got out of his disabled vehicle on Route 50. According to a local news report, the man lost control of his car, and it spun out into the center median around 2:15 in the morning. As he got out of the car, he was struck by another passing motorist driving an SUV.

prairie-roads-759198-mThe man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. While the cause of the initial accident remains unknown, officials surmise that it had to do with the icy road conditions at the time. In fact, there were safety warnings in place at the time of the accident due to the inclement conditions.

Another potential factor, police told reporters, was the fact that there are no overhead lights on the portion of highway where the accident occurred, making it all the more difficult to see a patch of black ice. It also may have contributed to the SUV driver’s inability to see the man and his disabled vehicle.

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Earlier this month in Smithsburg, a two-vehicle head-on collision took the life of one man when his car crossed the center median and collided with a dump truck. According to one local news report, the accident occurred on Mapleville Road, where the driver of a Ford SUV was heading southbound. The driver of the dump truck was heading northbound.

sunny-road-1-679374-mEvidently, around 4:30 in the afternoon the SUV crossed over into the lane of oncoming traffic, colliding head on with the dump truck. The collision caused the Ford to overturn. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation was still underway at the time of the article’s publication, but it does not seem that the driver of the dump truck will face any criminal charges. It is unclear what caused the SUV to drift over into oncoming traffic.

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Earlier this month in Greenbelt, one man was killed after a carjacking resulted in a multi-vehicle accident on the Capital Beltway. According to one local news report, the accident occurred after a man carjacked an ambulance on the 6200 block of Greenbelt Road.

ambulance-ecnalubma-677683-mEvidently, the man was involved in a separate and unrelated car accident that required an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, the man hopped in and drove off, but not before assaulting the crew. After driving off, the driver navigated the ambulance off the Beltway, crashing into three occupied vehicles along the way. After getting off the Beltway, the stolen ambulance crashed into a total of nine other vehicles before rolling over in a restaurant parking lot.

Sadly, the driver of a Mercedes that was hit by the carjacked ambulance was killed as a result of the accident. His passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover. The driver of the stolen ambulance was taken to the hospital with serious injuries as well. He has been arrested and charged with various crimes, including armed carjacking. It is unclear what additional charges he may face for the death of the man.

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Earlier this week, one man was killed and another two people injured in a U-turn accident in Sunderland, Maryland. According to one local news report, the accident occurred on 6200 North Solomons Island Road just after 5:30 in the afternoon.

turnaround-under-the-bridge-321997-mEvidently, the driver of a Dodge Dakota was traveling southbound when a Ford truck that was heading northbound attempted to make a U-turn in front of the Dodge. The Dodge crashed into the rear-passenger side of the Ford truck as it was completing its turn. Both vehicles ended up on the road’s shoulder.

The driver and passenger in the Ford truck both suffered minor injuries, and they are expected to fully recover. However, the driver of the Dodge suffered more serious injuries that he eventually succumbed to. He was pronounced dead later on that day. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to authorities.

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Earlier this week in Glen Burnie, one man was killed and several other people injured in a serious multi-vehicle wreck. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred near the intersection of Quarterfield Road and Jonathan Avenue, at around four in the afternoon.

speedometer-1390189-mEvidently, the driver of a Ford Mustang was heading northbound on Quarterfield Road when he suddenly lost control of the car, crossed the center median, and ended up in the southbound lanes of traffic, where he collided head-on with an Oldsmobile. Another vehicle behind the Oldsmobile, a Saturn, then collided with both vehicles.

The driver of the Oldsmobile was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. The driver of the Ford Mustang sustained life-threatening injures and was immediately taken to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The driver of the Saturn suffered only minor injuries.

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Earlier this week in St. Mary’s County, a tragic early-morning accident took the life of one motorist and injured another near the intersection of Route 5 and Route 6. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred at around eight in the morning, involved two vehicles, and occurred when one ran a red light and drove into the path of the other.

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Evidently, a Toyota Avalon was heading eastbound on Route 6 when it failed to stop for a red light. At the same time, a Volvo was heading southbound on Route 5. As the Toyota entered the intersection through the red light, the Volvo collided with the driver’s side door of the Toyota.

The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Volvo sustained some injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. There was also a minor child in the Volvo who is expected to be fine.

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In a tragic accident out of Oxon Hill, five people lost their lives when a Mercedes rear-ended an Acura at a traffic signal. According to one report by the New York Daily News, it is one of the worst accidents that the area has seen. In fact, several emergency responders on the scene that day have sought counseling as a result of what they saw.

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Evidently, it was a rainy evening in Oxon Hill when the accident occurred. The Mercedes slammed into the back of an Acura that was waiting at a red light. All four of the passengers inside the Acura were killed. One of the two passengers inside the Mercedes was also killed. Both of the drivers, however, survived.

Witnesses claimed that the accident was “indescribable,” and people from up to two blocks away reported hearing the collision. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the driver of the Mercedes and the one surviving passenger crawling out of the burning car on their elbows.

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Earlier this week in Olney, a head-on collision caused one man’s death and caused another woman to be seriously injured. According to a report by one local news source, the fatal accident occurred just after 5:30 on a Monday morning near the intersection of Route 108 and Volunteer Drive.

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Evidently, a 25-year-old man from Mount Jackson was driving a pick-up truck westbound on Route 108 when it drifted off the road for an unknown reason. When the driver of the truck noticed that he had drifted out of his lane, he overcorrected and crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic.

As the pick-up truck drifted into oncoming traffic, it struck an SUV driven by a 51-year-old woman. The woman was taken to the hospital by emergency crews, but she was unable to overcome her injuries and died a short time after she was admitted to the hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck was also taken to the hospital, although with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Earlier this week in Severn, Maryland, a two-car accident claimed one man’s life and sent two others to the hospital with serious injuries. According to a report by WUSA 9, the accident occurred shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon on Ridge Road near Galetown Drive.

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Evidently, a 73-year-old driver was attempting to negotiate a sharp right-hand turn but drifted out of her lane and entered the lane of oncoming traffic. At this point, the woman’s car collided with a Fredericksburg, Virginia man’s car, causing a serious accident.

The man was taken to the hospital with serious life-threatening injuries that he later succumbed to. The 73-year-old woman and her passenger were both taken to the hospital as well with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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