A man who is believed to have caused an eight-car chain reaction accident in Maryland is now facing criminal charges as a result. The accident reportedly occurred in Baltimore County along York Road on March 2.
According to officers with the Baltimore County Police, a 71-year-old Lutherville-Timonium man caused the major accident while driving his Nissan Murano north on York Road. The driver allegedly was speeding when he struck a BMW 325 and a Jeep that were both stopped at the road’s intersection with Shawan Road, setting off a chain-reaction accident.
Responding emergency personnel transported six people to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries following the accident. The Jeep’s driver was said to be in serious condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Following the wreck, York Road was closed for several hours. The 71-year-old Nissan driver is facing several charges, including driving while suspended, driving without a license and failing to control the speed of his vehicle in order to avoid a collision. He is reportedly in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of bail in the amount of $5,000.
People who suffer serious personal injuries due to the negligent driving behavior of another may be left facing significant expenses and financial losses, along with a reduction in the quality of their lives. Those who have been injured in such motor vehicle accidents due to the fault of another may want to consider filing personal injury lawsuits against the negligent driver. By holding the driver responsible for such actions, injured plaintiffs may recover damages in order to be compensated for both their current and future losses and expenses.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Man charged after Hunt Valley wreck,” Alison Knezevich, March 3, 2015