Car accidents occur throughout the Baltimore area on a regular basis, with many of these including multiple vehicles.
A recent accident in Northeast Baltimore, involving a police car and a Ford SUV, injured six people, including two children and two officers.
The collision occurred when the officers were responding to a routine call, however, witnesses noted that they did not hear a siren at the time of the accident. One woman said, "It's like [screeching noise], boom and I jumped up and tried to get my window open and when I got my window open, I saw the two cars."
All six of the people injured in the car accident were taken to the emergency room for treatment. At this time, there is no additional information on the condition of the four people who were injured in the Ford.
According to Baltimore City Police Department, authorities are doing everything they can to learn more about the accident, including the cause. Neighbors in the area noted that the intersection is dangerous, and that they hope this accident will lead to a change.
When car accidents occur, the chance of injury always exists. This holds true no matter how many vehicles are involved or how many people are riding inside each one. Additionally, commercial vehicles, such as police cruisers and fire trucks, can be involved in serious accidents.
Anybody who has been injured in a car accident should receive medical attention. From there, he or she has the right to learn more about personal injury laws in one's state, determining if it is possible to seek compensation from the at-fault party.
Source: CBS Baltimore, "6 Injured In Serious Accident Involving A Police Cruiser In East Baltimore" Mike Hellgren, Aug. 13, 2014