Earlier this week, a woman was killed in a head-on accident at Burns Crossing Road and Annapolis Road in Anne Arundel County. Police have determined that speed was the cause of the accident. An SUV with a man and two children in it was speeding around a curve on Burns Crossing Road and crossed over the center double yellow lines. As the SUV made its way around the curve, it struck an oncoming car head-on. There was a woman inside that car, and she tragically lost her life in the devastating crash. The man and the children in the SUV were flown to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
As we often write about, head-on collisions are the most dangerous types of accidents because the resulting injuries are always life-threatening. When high speed is a factor in a head-on collision, the outcomes almost always include fatalities because the resulting force when two cars travelling at a high speed collide into one another is so extreme. These types of fatal car accidents happen far too often throughout Maryland. Maryland’s Department of Transportation continues to have a goal of zero deaths on Maryland’s roadways and is working tirelessly to improve the roads and make them safer for everyone. Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident is devastating for any family. No amount of money will ever replace losing that person. In a wrongful death case, the law allows for surviving estates to collect a financial recovery when a negligent party is held liable for the cause of the death. Compensation for damages can include: loss of services, loss of future income, mental anguish, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and punitive damages. In this accident, it appears that the negligent party was also the one who did not survive the accident.
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