Earlier last month, one juvenile was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision in Mt. Airy, Maryland. According to one local news report, the accident occurred at around ten in the morning near the intersection of Md. 27 and Michael Road.
Evidently, the juvenile was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old resident of Taneytown. At some point, that vehicle began to drift out of its lane and into oncoming traffic. As it did so, the vehicle collided head-on with a dump truck heading in the opposite direction.
The minor was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers. Both drivers were taken to the hospital as well. The dump truck driver suffered only minor injuries, while the driver of the car in which the minor was a passenger was in critical condition at the time of the article’s publication.
Police are currently conducting an investigation into what may have caused the driver to drift over the center median and into the dump truck. Thus far, the investigation has found out that both the minor as well as the adult driver of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
Maryland Head-On Accidents
Head-on collisions are some of the most deadly kinds of accidents that occur on Maryland roads. They are also often preventable. Of all the causes of head-on collisions, most of them are due to some kind of driver error. For example, the following are all common causes of Maryland head-on collisions:
- Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, or engaging in a conversation with a passenger;
- Intoxicated driving;
- Speeding, reckless driving, or improper passing; and
- Inexperienced driving.
In each of these cases, a driver who crosses over the center median and collides with another vehicle head-on may be found liable for any injuries caused.
Of course, in order to prove a case of negligence in a trial against a driver, the accident victim must be able to point to some negligent act—such as those listed above. Once that negligent act is determined, the accident victim must then be able to show that the defendant’s negligence was the cause of their injuries. To learn more about the elements that must be met in a Maryland accident case, contact an experienced attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious Maryland car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. However, it is important to keep in mind that no matter how simple or straightforward a case may seem, they rarely turn out that way. Once insurance companies get involved, accident cases can get very complex very quickly. Call 410-654-3600 to set up a free consultation with a dedicated attorney at the Maryland law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. The skilled advocates at Lebowitz & Mzhen have ample experience in all Maryland personal injury cases, including head-on collisions and other automobile accidents.
More Blog Posts:
Underage Drinking May Be Responsible for North Potomac Crash that Claimed Two Teens’ Lives, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published July 2, 2015.
State Trooper in Serious Condition after Roadside Accident on Interstate 95 in Laurel, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published July 23, 2015.