Everyone who operates a motor vehicle in Maryland is required to adhere to all traffic laws while doing so, even if he or she is from another state. Disregarding the laws, including reckless driving, places all motorists and pedestrians in the vicinity at risk and is a frequent cause of collisions. A recent incident, although still under investigation, appears to have been caused by a driver who attempted to pass several vehicles in the wrong lane.
A collision occurred just before 11 p.m. on a recent Friday. A man headed east is said to have attempted to pass by crossing the yellow lane and entering the westbound lane of traffic. His vehicle struck an oncoming car, leading to disastrous results.
Rescuers transported crash victim to a nearby hospital
The driver of the westbound vehicle suffered injuries in the collision and was transported to an area hospital for emergency care. The 27-year-old who had entered the oncoming lane moments before the collision did not survive his injuries. A Maryland state trooper has been assigned to lead a crash reconstruction investigation.
Recovering from a motor vehicle collision that was preventable
There are times when a collision may occur because of unavoidable issues or conditions on a Maryland roadway. In other instances, a car accident occurs that was entirely preventable were it not for the negligent or reckless behavior of a driver. A recovering victim may seek restitution when driver negligence was a causal factor in a collision. If the driver who caused the crash did not survive, a personal injury claim may be filed against his or her estate.