A 56-year-old woman was seriously injured recently when the car she was driving crashed head-on into an oncoming van on Route 2 in Harwood, Maryland. Police reports show that the Rebecca Crocker of Chesapeake Beach inexplicably crossed over the double-yellow line and into the opposing lane of the roadway on the morning of June 18.
Northbound on Route 2, as she approached Polling House Road, Crocker’s 1999 Toyota Camry reportedly drifted out of her lane and into the path of a southbound 2006 Chevrolet van driven by Cagney Lafferty, a 23-year-old resident of Catonsville. Unable to avoid a collision with the woman’s Toyota, Lafferty’s van and Crocker’s vehicle hit head-on.
Luckily, no one was killed in this mid-morning car accident, however the force of the impact caused great injury to both drivers. Once rescue workers arrived at the scene, Crocker was removed from her vehicle and transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with critical injuries. According to reports, the driver of the van suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Prince George’s Trauma Center.
Preliminary police reports showed that neither speed nor alcohol were factors in this accident, which points to a possible mechanical problem with the woman’s Toyota, or maybe to driver error. As auto accident attorneys serving the Maryland area, we have seen victims of many such crashes throughout our careers. Injuries from a frontal car crash can be severe and even life altering, but treatment can also be quite costly. I always advise those involved in such accidents to seek competent legal counsel to determine if they have grounds to file a suit to recover damages.
If you or a relative has been injured in an car, SUV or motorcycle accident, Lebowitz-Mzhen LLC has the experience to fight for your rights in a court of law. You can contact us any time at 1-800-654-1949, or by email, for a free initial consultation.
6 injured in 3 separate wrecks, HomeTownAnnapolis.com, June 18, 2009