Most accidents in Baltimore and beyond are preventable. Sadly, a simple mistake can have devastating consequences. Drivers in Maryland and elsewhere must drive cautiously and remain attentive to prevent accidents. A recent crash near Baltimore shows what can happen when people aren't paying attention to the road.
Around 1:30 p.m. on July 16, a 55-year-old man driving along Interstate 795 collided with another vehicle. The impact caused the man to crash into the back of a flatbed truck. According to authorities, traffic had slowed on the interstate. However, the 55-year-old driver failed to reduce his speeds.
The 55-year-old man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the crash. However, he died a short time later.
The crash caused all of the northbound lanes of I-795 to be closed for three hours as authorities reconstructed the accident.
It appears that the 55-year-old driver was at fault. However, when people are harmed because of another driver's reckless behavior there may be cause to file a civil lawsuit against any negligent parties. Families who lose a loved one in a crash may wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of money can take away the pain of losing a loved one, it may provide family members with some sense of justice.
People in Baltimore often get in their cars expecting that they will make it to their destination safely. However, a negligent driver can quickly change that. Losing a family member in a crash is devastating. People may find it difficult to move forward with their lives. Because of the often tragic consequences, reckless drivers should be held responsible.
Source: Baltimore Sun, "Fatal collision shuts down I-795 north," Kevin Rector, July 16, 2012