A 12-year-old Amish girl died in a fatal accident in California, Maryland, when a pickup truck hit the horse-drawn buggy she was riding in. The girl and two other passengers who were riding in the buggy were all ejected when the impact happened. The other passengers were treated for injuries resulting from the motor vehicle accident.
When it comes to distracted driving, many consider text messaging while at the wheel extremely dangerous, and rightfully so. This practice takes a driver's eyes off the road, and it has been attributed as the cause for countless fatal car accidents in Maryland and around the United States.
However well people may drive, where they live affects what they pay for car insurance. That is one reason drivers in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. cannot afford any moving violations on their records. They already live among the most unsafe drivers in the United States, according to Allstate's 2010 Best Driver's Report.
When a large truck is involved in a traffic accident with another vehicle, the consequences can be devastating for people in smaller vehicles. Recently, a truck accident involving four cars and a rented truck has resulted in the death of two people and injuries to six others, including two children.
A 29-year-old woman was killed in a fatal accident, involving a Maryland state trooper last Friday night on Shopping Center Drive in Stevensville.
Police say that the rain and thunderstorms that moved through the area last weekend, which caused flooding and power outages, may have also played a role in causing a fatal accident in Maryland.
Each year, car accidents caused by drunk drivers take a terrible toll on Maryland families.
For years, public awareness campaigns have encouraged drivers to look for motorcycles. You have probably seen the bumper stickers that say, "Start Seeing Motorcycles." However, motorcycle versus car accidents continue to happen regularly, and drivers who cause motorcycle accidents often claim that they did not see the motorcycle before violating the motorcyclist's right of way.
When a motorist negligently causes an accident that leads to the death or injury of another person, that motorist can be held legally responsible for the accident. The most common way of holding a motorist legally responsible for causing an accident is to bring a civil lawsuit. If the car accident only resulted in injuries to a person, the lawsuit would be referred to as a personal injury lawsuit. If the car accident caused a person's death, the lawsuit would be referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit.
Baltimore authorities are continuing to investigate a serious car accident that sent a 27-year-old police officer to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with severe injuries, including multiple fractures to her legs.