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Fatal, head-on crash hospitalizes 4 U.S. Secret Service agents

Some Maryland residents have heard that four U.S. Secret Service agents were involved in a head-on car accident. The crash happened on Route 16 in New Hampshire on the evening of Dec. 29 and sent all of the agents to the hospital.

According to the police report, the four Secret Service agents, whose identities were not disclosed, were on duty in a Ford Taurus that was traveling on the highway when a Mercury Sable headed in the other direction crossed the double yellow line into their lane. The Sable hit the Taurus head on, causing serious but non-life-threatening injuries to the agents, a representative reported the following day. Emergency workers transported the agents to Frisbie Memorial Hospital. The 45-year-old male driver of the Sable died at the crash site. There were two passengers in the car with him, and they were both injured as well.

It was not evident or reported who was under the agents' protection at the time of the fatal crash. However, numerous presidential contenders have been in the state for their campaigns, including Hillary Clinton. The day after the accident, she issued a statement that she is concerned and saddened to learn of the collision. She also said that she and Bill Clinton send all of the victims and their relatives condolences and prayers, adding that they are grateful for the dedication, professionalism and service of the Secret Service.

When the negligence of a driver causes an accident, the injured victims may want to discuss their options with an attorney. In some cases, it may be advisable to seek compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault motorist.

Source: CNN, "4 Secret Service agents injured in fatal New Hampshire car crash," Tom LoBianco and Sarah Jorgensen, Dec. 30, 2015

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