It’s safe to say that the majority of people know that driving while under the influence of alcohol is not only illegal, but is also incredibly dangerous. Despite this, drunk driving continues to be a very real problem across the state of Maryland. Those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated put the lives of all those around them at risk.
Recently, an accident in St. Mary’s County caused by an alleged drunk driver claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured another person. The crash happened during the overnight hours at the intersection of Three Notch Road and Golden Beach Road. Reports said a sedan was headed north on Three Notch Road when the driver failed to stop for a red light at the intersection. According to reports, the sedan violently collided with an SUV and a car at the intersection.
Tragically, authorities said the driver of the SUV was killed in the crash. The driver of the car was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Reportedly, the driver of the sedan was severely injured and rushed to a hospital where he died a short time later. According to police, the driver of the sedan was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Law enforcement agencies across the state of Maryland do a fantastic job of keeping drunk drivers off the road, but there’s only so much they can do. Unfortunately, drivers continue to get behind the wheel while impaired, and by doing so, they put many lives in danger. Those who have suffered the tragic loss of an immediate family member due to the negligence of another party have the option to take legal action. Although nothing can replace a dear loved one, a successful wrongful death claim could provide just compensation to help with end-of-life expenses and other documented monetary damages.