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Maryland motor vehicle crash leaves one dead and five injured

At this time of year, the last thing Prince George's County residents want to learn of is an auto accident in which there were multiple injuries to both adults and children. However, that is exactly what happened in an incident earlier this month. This motor vehicle accident was particularly sad in that it led to one fatality and five others being injured, including three children.The accident took place in Seat Pleasant, according to police. A 31-year-old man was driving on the 6500 block of Seat Pleasant Drive when he crossed the double yellow lines and went into oncoming traffic. This occurred just after 7 p.m. The man was thrown from his car as it collided with another vehicle that was in the oncoming lane. The ejected driver was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Gas tanker overturns in Maryland accident, but damage minimal

A recent motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 3 in Prince George's County, Maryland, involving 3 vehicles could have been disastrous. One of the vehicles involved was an overturned tanker truck carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline. Fortunately, only about 100 gallons of the gasoline spilled onto the road, which emergency crews cleaned after they righted the truck. The road was closed for about nine hours during the cleanup. The three vehicles in the accident included a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 21-year-old woman, a box truck driven by a 40-year-old man, and a tanker truck driven by a 40-year-old man. Police believe the 21-year-old woman was merging onto Route 3 from Route 450 when the box truck struck her from behind. The box truck then veered into the path of the oncoming tanker truck. The tanker tried to avoid the box truck, but smashed into the back of it nonetheless, police said. The tanker truck then overturned onto the shoulder of the highway.

Prince George's County auto accident kills one, injures four

A car accident in Prince George's County left one man dead and four others in critical condition. No charges have yet been filed by officials in connection with the motor vehicle accident. However, it remains under investigation. According to officials with the Prince George's County Fire unit, the accident happened at a Hyattsville Home Depot. A 79-year-old man had arrived at the store to go shopping, but it was closed at the time. Upon leaving the parking lot, he suffered from an undetermined medical emergency that caused him to lose control of the vehicle. Tragically, the vehicle struck six people who were standing on one of the islands in the parking lot.

Is driver's negligence to blame for Laurel fatal accident?

When a family in Prince George's County loses a loved one in a car accident, one of the first things they want to know is what happened, and who is responsible for the tragic loss. If driver's negligence leads to a fatality, the family may seek wrongful death compensation cover any medical costs incurred from an accident, as well as funeral costs, pain and suffering or lost companionship the family will suffer for the rest of their lives.

Motor vehicle accident kills Prince George's County moped rider

In a tragic and fatal accident, a 56-year-old man was killed in Prince George's County after being struck by oncoming traffic while riding his moped. This horrible news sends shock-waves of grief through the unfortunate man's family and no doubt every Prince George's County resident can sympathize for their loss. Sadly, these kinds of motor vehicle crashes happen far too often in Maryland.

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