Wearing your seatbelt is second nature to many drivers, but for some younger drivers it's not. And for one teen, not wearing her seat belt has landed her in the hospital in critical condition after a three-car accident along Maryland Route 152.
The accident occurred Sunday evening when a woman, 28, was driving south along Route 152 and allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of U.S. Route 1. She hit another car driven by a 17-year-old girl, who had a green light. The teenager's car then spun and hit a pickup truck. During the crash, the teenage girl was ejected from her vehicle because she was not wearing her seatbelt. She was flown by helicopter to Shock Trauma where she is listed in critical but stable condition.
The woman who caused the accident was taken by ambulance to another hospital where she is in stable condition. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, but his vehicle sustained major damage.
Investigators on the scene closed the road for several hours while they reconstructed the accident and cleared the area of debris.
This type of accident brings to light how inattentive driving can cause an accident. If you've been injured in an accident because of someone else's negligence, you should contact a personal injury attorney. They understand that you could miss work, your bills pile up and you worry about whether your insurance company will cover your losses. These physical, emotional and financial strains can be overwhelming. An experienced attorney can be your advocate and help you figure out your options and provide you with an approach that fits your situation and benefits you the most.
Source: Perry Hall Patch, "Serious Accident in Fallston Injures 2," Kirsten Dize, April 2, 2012