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.
A two-car crash in Columbia sent a Howard County police officer to the hospital earlier this week. The crash also involved a teenage driver who, authorities believe, caused the accident by not obeying traffic signs. The accident reflects the concerns of many who believe teenagers are too young to drive responsibly.
An accident involving three vehicles and a tractor-trailer hauling cement closed part of Interstate 270 recently. The crash occurred near a road construction site, proving once again that drivers must be especially careful during summer road construction season to avoid car accidents.
Early Sunday morning, a driver and his four passengers were driving east on Olney-Laytonsville Road in Olney, Maryland. Police believe the vehicle left the roadway and then hit two trees and a telephone pole.
Anytime a motor vehicle crash occurs, the potential for serious injuries is high. When one of the motor vehicles involved in an accident is a bus, the potential for injuries is greatly magnified because of the size of the vehicle and the amount of passengers involved.