Police reported a fatal car wreck in Frederick Country, MD, recently that resulted in the death of a young motorist and injured four others in the victim’s vehicle as well as a second automobile. According to news reports, the crash occurred just after 7pm on October 5 when a 1989 Chevy Cavalier driven by 20-year-old Jimmy Hawkins of Damascus hit an oncoming vehicle at the top of a hill in Mt. Airy. The second car, a 1995 Chevrolet Corsica, was being driven by local resident James P. Valentine Jr., 51.
As Maryland car accident attorneys, Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC understands the pain and suffering of the victims of such horrendous head-on accidents. In this instance, one of the two drivers died from injuries sustained in the collision, while four others were taken to a Baltimore hospital for treatment. The crash happened in the 4000 block of Bill Moxley Road, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Such an accident can cause head, neck and spine injuries. And while the police were still determining the cause, there is a chance that it was the result of driver error. Depending on which vehicle crossed the centerline, a wrongful death suit could be pending. If defective equipment is to blame, then there may be some recourse for the victims.
According to news reports, the driver of the Cavalier died at the scene. He had two passengers, Ashley L. Caldwell, 19, and a 17-year-old male, both from Monrovia. Those two individuals were taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The Corsica driven by Mr. Valentine had a single passenger, Deborah A. Valentine, 47. Both occupants were transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma.
One killed, four injured in Frederick County crash, Herald-Mail.com, October 6, 2009