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Head-on collision leads to 4-vehicle accident on bridge

An accident took place in Maryland on Sept. 28 involving four vehicles at around 7:55 a.m. The collision occurred on the Thomas Johnson Bridge, and charges are pending against the driver believed to be responsible. He was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer when he crossed into the southbound lane from the north by driving over the solid yellow center line for unknown reasons.

Calvert County Sheriff's Office Deputies, EMS personnel and the Solomon's Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the crash that ended in the southbound lane with one person trapped. The Chevrolet sideswiped a 2014 Toyota SUV, which ripped off the driver side mirror before hitting a 2015 Toyota SUV head-on, and the 2015 Toyota was pushed backwards onto a 2004 Honda passenger car.

The driver of the Chevrolet went to a local hospital for further evaluation while the other parties were treated at the crash site by medical staff and refused further treatment. An investigation started soon after the crash occurred, and several witnesses were interviewed.

All motor vehicle accidents involve different circumstances, but those who are injured can seek compensation for the resulting expenses when negligence caused a crash. Typically, the authorities investigate a crash and try to determine the cause by interviewing witnesses or those involved, searching the accident site, taking pictures and obtaining video footage if possible. An attorney representing an injured victim can use this information to demonstrate negligence. Motorists sometimes head the wrong way when drinking and driving or falling asleep at the wheel. If a crash occurs for these reasons, the responsible party could be liable for medical expenses and property damage incurred by victims of the accident.

Source: Southern Maryland News Net, "Charges Pending in Four Vehicle Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge", Sept. 30, 2015

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