Today, it seems roadways across the state of Maryland see high volumes of traffic at nearly all hours of the day. Motorists are continuously at risk while they travel and commute along these crowded roadways. Drivers can mitigate some of this risk by practicing defensive driving habits and staying focused behind the wheel. However, nearly every driver will be involved in an accident at some point in his or her life. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury in the United States.
A recent accident involving three vehicles in Hagerstown sent six people to the hospital. The crash happened around noon on Route 40 at the intersection with Crystal Falls Drive. According to reports, a car traveling on Crystal Falls Drive attempted to cross Route 40 and pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The ensuing collision knocked the first car into another vehicle, reports said.
Authorities said five people in total had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Reportedly, one occupant of the vehicle that was T-boned had to be airlifted to a hospital. Police said there was a separate incident nearby that may have contributed to the accident.
As populations continue to increase across the state of Maryland, roadways will become more dangerous. These days it seems traffic accidents are nearly inevitable. When negligence in an accident contributes to personal injury, victims can pursue damages by contacting an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in much-needed compensation to help victims recover any monetary losses that may have occurred due to an unfortunate accident.