Late last night, a head-on collision killed one person and seriously injured another. The crash took place on Muncaster Mill Road just past Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland. As of right now, police know that a man driving a black 2014 Ford Focus was travelling south on Muncaster Mill Road when he collided with a white Ford Taurus that as travelling north The driver inside the Ford Taurus did not survive the crash, and the 34 year old driver of the Ford Focus suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash to find out why the driver of the Focus crossed over the yellow lines into oncoming traffic. Alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor in the crash. Police are asking any witnesses to come forward to help them understand the cause of the accident.
Fatal car accidents happen far too often in Maryland. The state’s Department of Transportation has set a goal of zero deaths on Maryland’s roadways and continues to work tirelessly to improve the roads and make them safer for drivers. 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.
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 Rockville or throughout Maryland or visit us online at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Personal-Injury/