Early Wednesday evening, a Volkswagen Passat and a Toyota 4Runner crashed head on into one another. Sadly, the driver of the 4Runner did not survive the crash after his SUV overturned on Furnace Brand Road. The driver and three children passengers in the other vehicle only suffered minor injuries.
After examining the accident scene, police believe that the SUV was driving east on Furnace Branch Road when he drifted over the center line into oncoming traffic. Based on that information, police have announced that the official preliminary cause of the crash appears to be the SUV driver’s failure to stay within his lane of travel. Police did not find any evidence of speeding or alcohol contributing to the accident, and everyone in the two vehicles was wearing a seatbelt.
Fatal car accidents happen far too often throughout Maryland. The state’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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