Sport utility vehicle (SUV), pickup truck and car accidents can happen any time with little or no warning. The lucky drivers in traffic accidents such as these receive minor to moderate injuries. The unlucky ones can end up permanently handicapped or, worse, pronounced dead at the scene of the car or truck crash. As Maryland auto accident attorneys, I and my colleagues help to represent accident victims and their families to help recover some or all of the medical expenses, lost wages and other financial costs of such collisions.
A recent news report talked about couple of the lucky ones who survived a head-on car crash in Frederick, MD. According to police, two drivers traveling in separate vehicle were injured when their vehicles collided on Maryland 180 where the roadway crosses over U.S. 340.
Reports indicate that the accident occurred just before 12:30 in the afternoon, when a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driving westbound over the Maryland 180 bridge crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2009 Ford Focus.
Emergency responders arriving on the scene treated both drivers before they were both transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The driver of the Trailblazer was identified as Tracey Lamar Andrews, 41, of Frederick. That driver, as well as the driver of the Focus, John Thomas Sparks, 28, of Cumberland, Maryland, were both flown from the scene by Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter.
At the time of the report, police had not yet determined if the accident had been caused by driver error, or if it may have been due to defective vehicle equipment. Fortunately, neither driver’s injuries appeared to be life-threatening; and there were no other passengers in either vehicle, according to police.
Two drivers injured in crash on Md. 180, Hearld-Mail.com, October 20, 2009