Most drivers generally know that driving a car can be dangerous. However, that doesn’t always mean that they drive safely every time they’re behind the wheel. A recent car accident here in Maryland could be an example of that, though police are still investigating exactly what occurred. What is known is that the crash took the life of a young boy and sent several other people in the same family to the hospital.
Authorities say that the crash happened on the interstate on a recent early weekend morning. Reports say that a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the right side of the road. A father apparently got out of the car and opened the rear door on the passenger side to attend to one of his children. A second vehicle traveling in the same direction then struck the first from behind.
Though a passerby rushed the father and one of the children, a 7-year-old boy, to a nearby hospital, the boy did not survive. The father, mother and two other children also required medical attention, but their exact conditions are not known at this time. The driver of the second car was uninjured. Police have not charged him with any crimes, but they say they are still conducting an investigation.
A loss like this can devastate not just a family, but an entire community. Furthermore, it can put a significant financial burden on a family with respect to medical bills, funeral expenses or other expenses connected with a serious car accident. A family may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent driver in the hopes of acquiring monetary damages. A personal injury attorney here in Maryland can assist grieving families who may not know where to turn for help.