In Maryland and other states, the early morning hours tend to see an increase in the number of vehicle accidents that occur. Any number of reasons can lead to an early morning crash, including fatigue and/or intoxication. No one knows exactly what caused a recent three-car collision in the state, but the crash claimed the life of one person and injured at least one other.
Around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, three cars were traveling along the Clara Barton Parkway near the Maryland/D.C. border. For reasons yet unclear, the three cars became involved in a serious accident, causing one of the cars to careen down an embankment and end up on its side. The other two cars remained on the roadway and sustained considerable damage, according to the scene photos posted with the news report.
One individual suffered traumatic injuries in the crash and died. No word was given as to whether this person was in the car that left the road. Another person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries described as not life-threatening, and another person received a medical evaluation at the scene but refused to be taken to the hospital. The crash is still under investigation.
Legal recourse for victims
While no word was given as to whom authorities believe caused the crash, if one of the surviving motorists is believed to have been at fault, the surviving family of the deceased victim may choose to pursue a wrongful death claim against the individual in an attempt at recovering damages. If the person who died caused the crash, those adversely affected may sue the decedent’s estate in order to pursue recovery of documented damages. Either way, affected parties will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Maryland to increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome.