A deadly car accident in Calvert County, Maryland last week is now believed to have been caused by another driver blacking out or falling asleep behind the wheel. A 46 year old woman died after another driver crossed over the center line from the southbound lane into the northbound lane. As a result, the likely drowsy driver crashed head-on into the 46 year old, who also had two young children in the car with her. The woman was flown to the hospital and later died, but fortunately the two children only suffered minor injuries. Now that the investigation of the accident has almost been completed, police have determined that driver fatigue or a sudden medical emergency caused the accident.
With record high numbers of over 33 million people driving across the country to their destination for Memorial Day Weekend and over 800,000 people travelling just from Maryland, many car accidents are bound to occur. Let’s all avoid a deadly accident this weekend by wearing your seatbelt, only drive when sober, avoid distractions while driving, and obey the speed limit. While distractions are the number one cause of deadly car accidents, drowsy driving is another problem that causes many accidents. When people are driving long distances, as many do during long holiday weekends, there is always a risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. If you are one of the millions driving to get away for the weekend, be cautious of other drivers and only drive if you feel well rested.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident caused by the fault or negligence of another person and would like to consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for free, contact us at (301) 854-9000 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Ocean City or throughout Maryland or visit us online at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Personal-Injury/