Three-Vehicle Car Crash Involving Alcohol and Speed Leads to One Fatality

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs is never a safe or legal option. Drivers should take care to ensure that they plan ahead if intending on being under the influence by finding other transportation options, such as using a ridesharing app. On top of risking the lives of yourself, your passengers, and other motorists and pedestrians sharing the road, perpetrators can face criminal liability. Different jurisdictions have different protocols for charging perpetrators with crimes depending on the circumstances. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving-related crashes every day.

According to a recent news report, a fatal three-vehicle car crash occurred in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The crash occurred on southbound Ritchie Highway and Maryley Station Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland. A 35-year-old man was operating a vehicle traveling southbound and approaching an intersection but failed to stop for a red traffic signal. The vehicle struck two vehicles. As a result of the accident, the driver of the first vehicle that was struck was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 35-year-old driver was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and his 13-year-old passenger was transported to a medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Evidence suggested that the 35-year-old driver may have been under the influence of alcohol and that excessive speed may have also played a role in the accident. The driver is facing multiple criminal charges, including, but not limited to, negligent manslaughter, homicide while under the influence of alcohol, and driving under the influence of alcohol while transporting a minor.

How Can DUI Accident Victims Recover Compensation for Their Injuries?

If you are a victim of drunk driving, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have suffered. If your loved one was a victim of a drunk-driving crash, you may consider filing a wrongful death suit to recover damages. Because the laws can be tricky in a number of ways, including strict filing deadlines, who can bring a wrongful death suit, and what possible claims you may make, it can be helpful to connect with an experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through your case.

Victim of a Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident? Connect with a Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Maryland, contact the dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. Our attorneys have years of experience helping clients navigate the complexities of Maryland laws, and are ready to help you recover the damages you deserve. Our firm handles matters throughout Maryland, including Prince George’s County, Baltimore County, Charles County, and Montgomery County. Navigating a lawsuit after an accident can be stressful, but you don’t have to do it alone. Call us today at 800-654-1949 to schedule a free initial consultation and talk about your case with us.

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