Accidents involving passenger cars, minivans and sport utility vehicles happen often and for a variety of reasons. Typically they are caused by driver error and many times can be the result of simple negligence. As a Maryland auto accident lawyer, I’ve seen my share of accident scenes and the human toll that can result from a violent traffic wreck involving cars or commercial tractor-trailer rigs.
Three automobile accidents recently caused injury to three persons in Ann Arundel County, MD. On crash occurred on Route 50 when a 30-year-old driver from Annapolis apparently lost control of his Chevy Suburban near Aris T. Allen Boulevard just before 7pm on a weekday evening. The man’s SUV reportedly hit an Acura in the middle lane.
As a result of the accident, the 56-year-old female driver of the Acura and a 27-year-old male passenger riding in the Suburban were both taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the Suburban, who police said was at fault in the accident, was flown by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The next day a 56-year-old woman became trapped in her Jeep Cherokee after she lost control of the vehicle at the Jennifer Road exit of westbound Route 50. The sport utility vehicle flipped several times before coming to rest off to the side of the roadway. The driver was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Finally, in a third accident, a Baltimore County resident reportedly hit another vehicle and then left the scene of the accident. Based on news reports, the accident happened in the early morning hours along Route 100 near Arundel Mills Boulevard.
Police arrived at the scene to find a 26-year-old woman on the side of the road attempting to flag down vehicles. The woman told officers that she was driving a 2004 Ford Escort eastbound when a red Mitsubishi apparently lost control and struck her car, sending it crashing into a guardrail. Fortunately, the woman was not injured, according to police.
Not long after, patrolmen located a 2003 red Mitsubishi with front-end damage driving north in the southbound lane of Route 3 near McKnew Road. Police stopped the vehicle and identified it as the vehicle likely involved in the Route 100 accident. The driver, 25-year-old Kim Young II of Towson, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.