Earlier this week in Pylesville, a Nissan driven by a 21 year-old male left the road and slammed into a tree. According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, the driver was heading south on Clermont Mill around the 4600 block when his car inexplicably left he road and collided with a tree.
When police arrived at the scene of the accident, the driver was standing outside the vehicle. The passenger was trapped inside the Nissan and needed to be extricated by emergency personnel. After the passenger was removed, he was taken to York Hospital. Unfortunately, the passenger later died of the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident. The driver of the car was taken to Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and is expected to fully recover from his injuries.
Police are still investigating the cause of the fatal car accident, but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved. Currently, the focus of the investigation is on “weather, road conditions, and speed of the vehicle.” No charges have been filed yet.
Speeding on Maryland’s Winding Roads
Maryland is known for it’s winding country roads. However, these beautiful scenic routes can become extremely dangerous when it rains, as they become slippery and much more difficult to navigate.
Of course, the best advice drivers can follow when driving in the rain is to slow down and make sure that the driver remains in control of the car at all times. This may even mean traveling at a speed that is less than the posted speed limit.
Slowing Down When Conditions Require
All Maryland drivers are expected to operate their vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Most of the time this means traveling at or near the posted speed limit. However, when the condition of the road is poor, or visibility is low, it may require that a driver reduce his or her speed below the posted speed limit.
In some cases, a driver can be cited for traveling within the posted speed limit of the conditions required that the driver slow down. The most basic rule of thumb is to always travel as a speed which you feel comfortable negotiating all the curves and corners of the road, of course within the posted speed limit.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Car Accident?
If you have recently been involved in a Maryland car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person at fault. Even if the accident only involved one car, you may still be entitled to damages from the driver of that car, if you were a passenger. When it comes to accident law in Maryland, fault is rarely as easy to determine as one may think. There are often many considerations and legal theories that come into play when determining legal responsibility for an auto accident. To ensure that you understand what it is that you may be entitled to, contact an experienced Maryland accident attorney today. Click here, or call 410-654-3600 today to schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated accident attorney.
More Blog Posts:
Woman Killed When She Was Struck By an Unmarked Police Car; Officer Placed on Administrative Leave, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published April 15, 2014.
Drunk Driver Hits College Student in Baltimore County and Keeps on Driving, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published April 22, 2014.