Anyone who commutes on a regular basis on Maryland's roads accepts some level of risk. We all know in the back of our minds that car accidents are an inevitable part of modern life, but we tend not to think about that risk from day to day. So when a serious accident happens, it's both upsetting and shocking -- especially when someone is injured or killed due to the careless actions of another driver.
Heavy traffic in Baltimore and other areas of Maryland is enough to make anyone a little cranky. Whether you're a daily commuter or are running late for an evening date or other appointment, you may have gotten frustrated by traffic jams or specific drivers on the road. But there's no excuse for the kind of road rage that leads to intentional car accidents like the one a Frederick County, Maryland, man is accused of causing last weekend. In addition to damaging several vehicles, the accidents caused numerous injuries.
If your vehicle has ever stalled on a highway or busy street, you may remember feeling nervous about being exposed to traffic as you tried to fix the problem or call for help. As cars and large trucks rush past you, you run the risk of being hit even if you're fully pulled over on the side of the road. These accidents do happen, unfortunately, and they're quite often fatal.
Maryland State Police have stated that preliminary toxicology reports indicate that both drivers in a recent head-on accident were driving drunk. The drunk driving accident occurred on Route 50 during the early hours of Jan. 28.
A 20-year-old Maryland man who fled the scene after a car accident that killed three of his friends has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. With the criminal case complete, the young man could soon find himself the defendant in multiple wrongful death lawsuits, as well as a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of his lone surviving passenger.
Maryland authorities believe that a recent school bus accident that sent more than a dozen students to the hospital was caused by a drunk driver. Students from the Great Mills High School girls basketball team were returning home from a game when a chain of events caused the bus to careen off the highway, hitting trees before coming to a stop in the woods.
Each year, car accidents caused by drunk drivers take a terrible toll on Maryland families.