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Man dies in Maryland crash with two trucks and other vehicles

There are several contributing factors that can cause an accident. As it is with other vehicles, operating a truck requires caution and strict adherence to traffic rules and safety. Often, inattention, speeding, intoxication and distraction on the road risk the lives of other people. A truck, undoubtedly, can cause terrible damage if it is involved in an accident.

It is still unclear what caused four motor vehicles to collide in a recent crash. The accident caused traffic to be halted in Harford County about an hour away from Laurel. The authorities have finally released the identity of the victim who died in the accident.

The accident occurred before 6 a.m. on the southbound side of Interstate 95 near Route 22. According to Maryland State Police, a car, a pickup truck and two tractor-trailers were involved in the accident and one of the accident victims died who was identified as a 48-year-old man from Delaware. A helicopter was called to airlift the victims with serious injuries. The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed to traffic to clear the scene and were eventually reopened.

The severity of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents involving trucks can be fatal and can cause substantial financial losses. That happened in this case; a person died instantly and other people were hurt. The injured victims will be faced with paying medical expenses and they will most likely be unable to work while they are recovering. The family of the deceased accident victim, who have been devastated by the loss, will have to pay funeral expenses as well.

The truck driver and the trucking company may be responsible if negligence was a contributing factor in the accident. In this truck crash, the cause is uncertain and the question still remains regarding who was negligent in the situation. However, if it can be proven that the truck driver is at fault, the victims may wish to consider their legal options. A lawsuit may be filed by the victim or the victim's family to collect compensation.

Following a motor vehicle collision, it is important that those affected understand their rights and options. Knowing whether a suit for compensation is an option could help determine what their best options are.

Source: Baltimore News Journal, "Fatal Crash Closes SB I-95 in Harford County," Nov. 13, 2013

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