It may come as no surprise that navigating through an intersection could be somewhat dangerous at times. Even with lights and signs in place to help control intersection traffic, when drivers fail to adhere to traffic laws, the outcome may prove catastrophic. One person was killed and another was airlifted to the hospital for treatment after a recent car accident that took place at an intersection in Maryland.
Authorities reportedly responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on a recent Friday night. They have advised that it took place as the driver of a car was attempting to cross through an intersection when the car suddenly crossed into the path of a nearby pickup truck. The two vehicles proceeded to collide shortly thereafter, and authorities indicate that the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Reports indicate that the driver of the truck suffered severe injuries in the crash and was airlifted to a hospital for medical care. Although an investigation into the incident is underway, no further details were provided as to why it occurred. Factors such as failure to yield right of way and the presence of excessive speeding are just two examples of behaviors that may only increase the risks of a similar outcome.
Injury or loss
A car accident that occurs under similar scenarios may run the unfortunate risk of leaving those involved with serious injuries or causing families to suffer the untimely loss of someone dear. Those who suffer severe harm or loss due to the actions of another party may have questions about the next steps to take to seek restitution and they could choose to consult with an attorney for guidance in evaluating their situations. An attorney can help a client in Maryland better understand all his or her available legal avenues and assist in preparing to protect his or her interests via the appropriate paths.