The actions of one individual can sometimes have severe and irreversible consequences for many other people. A moment’s distraction on the road can cause a serious traffic accident the result of which can mean injury or death of another person. As a Baltimore injury accident attorney representing automobile accident victims and their families, I have the skills to help these individuals recover from what is certainly one of the most traumatic events in their lives.
Whether a collision is caused by a drunk driver, hit-and-run driver, underinsured or uninsured motorists, resulting injuries can range from whiplash and burns to spinal cord paralysis and permanent nerve damage. The saddest outcome is the death of an innocent driver whose only mistake was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A recent news article illustrated how the simplest accident can result in a tragic and awful outcome. According to reports, a Leonardtown teenager was killed while driving her vehicle along Point Lookout Road. Based on police reports, 16-year-old Shelby Wood was killed on a mid-July afternoon when her car was struck from behind by another vehicle.
The young girl was apparently traveling southbound along Point Lookout Road near St. Andrew’s Church Road in the later afternoon. After being rear-ended by the initial collision, the girl’s vehicle was pushed into the oncoming lane of traffic where it was struck a second time by another car.
Emergency crews treated the teen at the scene and then transported her by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital where she unfortunately died from her injuries not long after. Although police believed the accident was not caused by speed or alcohol, they were still investigating the crash at the time of the article.
Leonardtown Teen Shelby Wood Killed in Car Accident, MyFoxDC.com, July 13, 2010