While some rear-end collisions may involve little more than minor damage to the vehicles involved, there is always a risk that the outcome could prove more severe in nature. In some cases, similar types of collisions could be major incidents that might pose a significant threat to the safety and lives of those involved. Two people were killed and two others suffered injuries during a recent car accident in which a tow truck crashed into the rear-end of a car in Maryland.
Reports indicate that authorities responded to the scene of a rear-end crash at around 12:15 a.m. on a recent Sunday. They advised that the accident occurred when, for reasons unknown, the driver of a tow truck failed to slow down in time to avoid crashing into the rear end of a nearby car. They also indicated that the impact caused both vehicles to veer off the road and collide with nearby trees.
According to reports, the driver and a passenger in the car were both pronounced dead at the scene. A second passenger in the car was reportedly transported to a medical facility for treatment of severe injuries. Authorities have advised that the driver of the tow truck suffered minor injuries in the incident. No further information was provided as to what might have caused the incident to occur and reports indicate that the investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
Severe injuries and sudden loss
A car accident that occurs under similar scenarios may run the unfortunate risk of leaving those involved with severe or permanent injuries, or of leaving loved ones grieving over an unexpected loss. Following such an incident, those who face similar trials might consider speaking with a personal injury attorney for advice in evaluating their situations and exploring their available legal avenues. In doing so, a person in Maryland could become better prepared to pursue the restitution to which he or she is entitled to receive through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.