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.
Evidently, 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.
Police determined that the cause of the accident was aggressive and negligent driving on the part of the driver of the Ford Mustang. While there is no indication that any charges have been filed as of yet, it is likely that the Mustang’s driver will be facing charges in the near future.
Aggressive Driving Accidents in Maryland
Aggressive driving causes hundreds, if not thousands, of accidents across the State of Maryland each year. The term aggressive driving encompasses a wide range of dangerous driving behavior, including:
- Traveling too fast for the conditions,
- Frequent lane changing,
- Running stop signs or red lights,
- Cutting other motorists off, and
- Failing to yield the right of way.
When a driver chooses to engage in aggressive driving , he or she is putting everyone around him or her at risk. Whether it is other motorists, or bicyclists and pedestrians on the side of the road, anyone nearby is at an increased risk of getting involved in a serious or fatal accident.
When an accident does occur due to a driver’s negligent or aggressive driving, that driver can often be held liable for his or her actions through a negligence lawsuit brought by the accident victim. To learn more about how the laws in Maryland act to protect the innocent victims of serious car accidents, and how you may be able to recover for an accident that you have been involved in, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.
Are You in Need of an Attorney?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious Maryland car accident, you may be entitled to monetary damages based on the other driver’s negligent conduct. Maryland drivers owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. When a driver fails to live up to this duty and causes an accident that injures another motorist, he or she may be held liable for that negligence. If you are interested in how you may be able to recover through a personal injury action, call 410-654-3600 to set up a free initial consultation with an 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.