This past Sunday, just after 1 o’clock in the afternoon, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident near the intersection of Thompson Corner Road and Dawn Acres Lane.
According to authorities, a driver of a Ford Bronco was traveling south on Thompson Corner Road, when he lost control of the vehicle. This caused him to leave the roadway, striking a utility pole, and several trees before his vehicle overturned.
The car reportedly had two juvenile passengers. The rear seat juvenile passenger was partially ejected from the vehicle, and had to be flown to Children’s Hospital. The front seat juvenile passenger was flown to another hospital as a precaution, and the driver of the Bronco was taken to another hospital for treatment of his minor injuries.
Additionally, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and began their investigation. So far alcohol and excessive speed do not appear to have been a contributing factor in the accident.
Unfortunately, as with many car accident stories, there aren’t many facts to go off of regarding the cause of the accident. Given the fact that authorities ruled out speeding or alcohol as a potential cause, there are still many potential things that could have been to blame for causing this sudden accident.
For example, distracted driving is often to blame in many single-vehicle accidents. This can occur when a driver becomes distracted by anything, from handheld cellphone use to changing the radio station, to boisterous children passengers. Taking your eyes off of the road for just a few seconds is all it takes.
Other common explanations for single vehicle accidents include swerving to miss an object in the road, slowing suddenly to miss another accident, or having to react to aggressive or otherwise imposing drivers on the road. If you were involved in a single vehicle accident, you may still be entitled to recover for the injuries you suffered if they were the result of someone else’s negligence. An experienced car accident attorney can discuss your case and any potential legal options available to you.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in Maryland as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact the experienced car accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers. Our firm has extensive experience representing individuals and families who have suffered due to personal injury or wrongful death as a result of single vehicle car accidents in Maryland. We can help you recover compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages suffered as a result of your car accident. If you believe that your car accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact us today by calling 1-800-654-1949, or through our website, in order to schedule your free initial consultation.
More Blog Posts:
Young Driver Killed in Md.194 Car Accident, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published June 14, 2013
Single Vehicle Car Accident in Silver Spring Ends in Tragedy, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published June 7, 2013