A 59-year-old female passenger was killed by a car accident that occurred in Maryland on Feb. 26. The crash happened at approximately 8 p.m. in Middletown, nearby Ridge Road. According to police, a 25-year-old man driving a 2012 Dodge Ram was traveling west on Route 40A before he crossed over onto the eastbound side of Ridge Road. He collided head-on with a 67-year-old Middletown man driving a 2008 Toyota Corolla.
The driver in the Corolla was transported to the hospital to receive medical treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening. The woman riding in the Corolla was also taken to the hospital, but ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Investigators believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in causing the collision. According to local reports, charges against the driver who caused the crash are currently pending. Maryland State Police were still investigating the incident as of later that evening. In order to investigate the crash and clear the scene, authorities closed Route 40A for more than three hours.
Family members of a person killed in an automobile accident may benefit from consulting a lawyer about fling a wrongful death claim against the driver who purportedly caused the crash. Legal counsel can review the facts of the case and assess whether there is a viable chance of obtaining restitution for the ensuing damages.
Plaintiffs in these cases may be entitled to recover restitution designed to compensate for funeral expenses and burial costs, medical bills, loss of companionship and other damages related to the incident if it is found that it was caused by the negligence of another driver. Car accident victims and their attorneys can use police reports and other evidence to support liability.
Source: WUSA, "Woman killed in MD crash involving pickup truck and car", Feb. 26, 2015