It is an unfortunate fact that some drivers will experience a car accident that leaves them with serious injuries. For some of these people, the accident will be caused by another driver's negligence. This appears to be the case for one Talbot County woman recently injured in an auto accident on Route 309 when another driver struck her car.
According to the Maryland State Police, the two-car accident started when a 22-year-old female driver drove her car into the road's shoulder. She then swerved the car back toward the center and crossed the center line, where her car struck a vehicle driven by a 61-year-old woman. The accident sent both vehicles into a field next to the site of the crash. Both of the drivers were transported to a local hospital and at least one has been treated and released.
The young driver now faces charges of negligent driving and failing to drive right of center.
What caused this accident is not specifically known, but some frequent causes of negligent driving can include talking or texting on a cell phone, driving while intoxicated or overly tired drivers.
In incidents like these, those who are injured are often left with medical expenses to cover. Since the injury suffered depends on the severity of the accident, these costs can range from expensive long term expenses for serious injuries to smaller, but still significant, expenses for a single stop at a hospital emergency room. For many of these people, filing a legal claim for compensation is often a way to pay for the expenses incurred in an accident which was not their fault.
Source: The Star Democrat, "Drivers hurt in 309 crash," May 10, 2012