Car crashes happen every day all over the United States. Many are simple fender benders, where victims walk away without serious injuries. However, others lead to significant injuries and even deaths, changing the course of people’s lives.
According to an article from June 24, a crash that happened just after 1:00 a.m., close to the Ruxton Road exit of Interstate 83, resulted in two people dying. The crash occurred when the individuals, who were standing outside their vehicle, were hit by another driver.
The driver who struck them, a 49-year-old man, collided with the individuals in the fast lane. He may not have seen them there, but they were stopped as a result of a previous car crash. One victim was hit and thrown into the northbound lane, while the other was hit and fell over the side of the bridge, landing in the stream bed below the crash site. The two victims, a 37-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.
A crash like this shouldn’t ever happen. Drivers must be cautious when they know that others have been in collisions. They should slow down if they see a crash ahead of them on the highway, and they should be prepared to stop if they witness a crash or see hazard lights up ahead. If you or someone you love is hurt or killed in a crash like this one, remember that you do have a right to hold those responsible for the crash liable. You shouldn’t suffer at the hands of a negligent or distracted driver.