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Impairment suspected in head-on crash that kills 2

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2024 | Personal Injury

Those who operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs may struggle to handle a variety of driving scenarios. The presence of impairment could increase one’s risk of drifting into oncoming lanes of traffic and those who encounter such negligence might not always find it possible to evade the path of danger. Impairment is suspected as a contributing factor in a recent car accident that claimed the lives of two individuals in Maryland. 

Impairment-related crash 

According to reports, the incident took place at around 11 p.m. on a recent Monday. Law enforcement agents advised that the crash began when the driver of an eastbound vehicle suddenly drifted into and began traveling in the opposite lane. This vehicle proceeded to crash head-on with an eastbound truck. Authorities have advised that the driver of the truck was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but passed away several days later. 

The driver who caused the crash reportedly suffered fatal harm and died at the scene. Authorities have advised that an investigation into the incident revealed that impairment may have been a contributing factor. Those who lose a loved one in a crash due to such negligence may experience various hardships in life and they might not know where to turn for guidance on their available options for legal recourse. 

Fatal car accidents 

Surviving family members who lose a loved one in a fatal car accident involving an impaired driver might choose to speak with a personal injury attorney for guidance in their available legal avenues. An attorney can evaluate every aspect of the incident and provide a client in Maryland with insight into the best course of action with which to proceed. This type of advice could prove integral to helping a person pursue the full amount of restitution deserved via the appropriate methods.