Operating a motor vehicle is often something that is taken for granted by many people. Thousands of drivers get behind the wheel every single day without ever thinking about being involved in an accident. However, driving can be one of the most hazardous things a person does on a day-to-day basis. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the main causes of death and personal injury in Maryland.
Recently, an accident in Prince George’s County ended the life of one driver and injured another. The crash happened around noon at the intersection of Farmington Road and Indian Head Highway. According to reports, both drivers were traveling east on Farmington Road and, as they went through the intersection, one of the drivers violently rear-ended the other vehicle.
Reports said the driver whose vehicle was struck was severely injured and rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Tragically, the driver died a short time later at the hospital, authorities said. Reportedly, the driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured and also taken to the hospital. The roadway was closed for several hours while the scene was cleared and police investigated the accident.
Many times, accidents such as these happen due to the negligence of another driver, which may be grounds for seeking legal recourse. The family members of the driver who have died in an accident caused by negligence have the option of contacting an experienced attorney and filing a wrongful death claim. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in damages to help surviving family members cover end-of-life expenses and other accident-related losses.