Articles Posted in Negligent Driving

Earlier this week in Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania, a chain-reaction accident took the life of one Maryland man and injured several others. According to one local news report, the accident occurred around 11:45 in the morning.

Evidently, there was a line of three cars waiting to get off a highway exit ramp when a vehicle approaching from the rear failed to stop or slow down. That vehicle crashed into the rear-most car in the line, which sent it into the cars in front of it. In all, the accident involved four vehicles.

The driver of the first vehicle to be rear-ended was an 86-year-old man from Parkton, Maryland. He was taken to the nearest hospital but was shortly after pronounced dead. His wife and two others involved in the accident were also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The extent of their injuries is not currently known.

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Earlier this week in St. Mary’s County, a tragic early-morning accident took the life of one motorist and injured another near the intersection of Route 5 and Route 6. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred at around eight in the morning, involved two vehicles, and occurred when one ran a red light and drove into the path of the other.

Evidently, a Toyota Avalon was heading eastbound on Route 6 when it failed to stop for a red light. At the same time, a Volvo was heading southbound on Route 5. As the Toyota entered the intersection through the red light, the Volvo collided with the driver’s side door of the Toyota.

The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Volvo sustained some injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. There was also a minor child in the Volvo who is expected to be fine.

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Earlier this month in Potomac, Maryland, a car crashed into a local restaurant for the second time this year. According to a report by a local news source, just after lunch on a Saturday an elderly woman who had just dined at the restaurant got into her car and drove through the glass front of the restaurant. Evidently, the woman thought that she had put the car in reverse, but it was actually in drive.

Witnesses to the accident claim that it sounded like an earthquake inside the restaurant as the woman’s Honda drove over the curb, through a small fence, and into the dining area. One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and five others were treated for minor injuries. All are expected to recover.

Oddly enough, this is not the first time that a car has crashed through the glass wall of the restaurant. Nor is it the second. It is the third time in the past 15 years that someone has driven into the restaurant. The owners of the restaurant are talking about taking additional safety precautions to avoid this type of accident in the future.

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Earlier this week in Silver Spring, a woman was critically injured when the car she was driving was hit by a SUV that didn’t see her when it changed lanes, colliding into her vehicle. According to a report by ABC 7, the accident occurred shortly after one in the afternoon near the intersection of Columbia Pike and Fairfield Road.

Evidently the woman was driving in her Audi in one of the northbound lanes on Columbia Pike when a Jeep SUV changed lanes into her vehicle. The force from the collision pushed the Audi into a Lincoln Navigator, which caused it to overturn. The Audi also collided with a Saturn at some point during the accident.

The driver of the Audi was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the Lincoln Navigator was also taken to the hospital, although with less serious injuries. The other drivers were not injured in the accident.

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Earlier this week in sleepy Hampstead, Maryland, a bit of excitement greeted residents at lunch hour when a car drove through two walls of a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant. According to a report by a local news affiliate, just before noon last Thursday an 80-year-old driver ended up crashing through the walls of the restaurant and into the lobby.

According to a police officer who was in the parking lot of the restaurant at the time, “The vehicle pulled forward at first, hit the curb or the building, realized it, backed up about halfway in the lot here, and then [the driver] apparently went to put it in park and put it in drive and must’ve gunned the gas, spun out a little bit, and went forward through both the walls.”

Luckily, no one was hurt in the strange accident, including the elderly driver. One woman, however, told reporters that she had to jump over a table when she saw the car coming towards her.

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