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.
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.
Police are currently conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident. At this point, they do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Drowsy and Distracted Driving
While the investigation in the above case is still ongoing, it is likely that drowsy or distracted driving played a role in the fatal head-on collision. In hundreds of cases each year, we see innocent accident victims injured or killed in accidents involving another driver who was not paying attention at the time of the accident.
Drivers all have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe manner while on public roads. This means paying full attention to the road, and only driving while one is in a safe and alert mental state.
When a driver causes a serious accident because he or she was engaging in either drowsy or distracted driving, he or she can often be held responsible for his or her actions in a Maryland negligence lawsuit.
Negligence suits require that the plaintiff prove that the other driver engaged in some kind of negligent conduct that resulted in his or her injuries. While this sounds fairly straightforward, proving a negligence case against an insured defendant can be difficult. Insurance companies often hire experienced counsel to help defend against almost all claims against them, even the most deserving. If you have been injured in a Maryland car accident, be sure to contact an experienced attorney before proceeding.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a Maryland car accident, you may be entitled to monetary damages. To learn more about the laws in Maryland that allow for Maryland accident victims to recover for their injuries, you should call the Maryland personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. The dedicated attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen have decades of combined experience litigating all kinds of personal injury claims. Call 410-654-3600 today to schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated injury attorney today.
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Single-Vehicle Accident Takes the Life of One Fifteen-Year-Old and Injures Two Others, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published September 3, 2014.