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Baltimore County suffered yet another fatal motor vehicle accident on Oct. 1. Details of the two car crash were vague, but police authorities say two cars were involved in the motor vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 83 near Shawan Road in Hunt Valley.

One person died at the scene of the crash, although police did not release any details to identify them. The accident stalled northbound traffic on the interstate highway, causing police to divert motorists to alternate routes. The accident happened shortly before noon.

Police have not released any details as to the cause of the accident or how many people were involved. Many times it is difficult from initial reports of a motor vehicle accident to discern exactly what happened.

In this accident and others similar to it typically the family of the deceased victim wants to know what happened and why it happened. Police take time to investigate the incident in order to understand the cause of the crash and ultimately to find who was at fault in the crash.

The family of the person who died may then choose to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their family member. The law specifically provides for the family of a victim as well as others injured due to the wrongful conduct of another to recover monetary damages for their loss, including pain and suffering. While it cannot bring back a life lost, it can offer some measure of solace to a victim's loved ones, as well as accountability for those who caused the tragic result.

Source: Baltimore Sun, "One person dead in two-car crash near Shawan Rd. on I-83," Mary Gail Hare, Oct. 1, 2011

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