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Passenger killed in single-vehicle accident

| Jun 21, 2021 | Personal Injury

Excessive speeding continues to be a contributing factor in many collisions, as those who exhibit such behavior may find it difficult to handle a variety of driving scenarios. Accidents involving such negligence also run a greater risk of causing those involved to suffer serious harm or leaving family members in mourning over an unexpected loss. A 21-year-old passenger was killed during a recent car accident in Maryland after the driver lost control and collided with a parked car. 

Single-vehicle crash 

Reports indicate that the incident took place at around 4 a.m. on a recent Saturday as the man was riding as a passenger in the vehicle. Authorities assert that the driver suddenly lost control and veered off the road before crashing through a nearby fence. The vehicle proceeded to collide with a parked car soon thereafter, subsequently causing the car to crash into a nearby home. 

Emergency responders reportedly transported the driver who caused the crash to a nearby trauma center for treatment of severe injuries. Unfortunately, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. While authorities have advised that speeding appears to have been a contributing factor, they are still working to determine whether impairment might have also played a part in the incident. 

Surviving loved ones 

Surviving family members who suffer the loss of a loved one in a car accident involving a negligent driver could experience various challenges in life. Those who experience a similar scenario and wish to better understand their available legal avenues could benefit from seeking legal counsel for advice on the next steps to take to seek restitution. An attorney in Maryland can provide a client with insight on all the available options and assist him or her in preparing to pursue the compensation deserved through the appropriate channels.