A car accident can happen to anyone at any time. Motorists on the roads of Laurel and Prince George, Maryland, may get involved in a fatal auto accident because of someone else' negligence. Sadly, such accidents can have a lasting impact on a person's life if they survive the ordeal.
Most accidents are caused by some form of driver negligence. Such negligent driving includes speeding, distractions and drunk driving. In some cases, drivers who aren't totally focused on the road may have sudden mental lapses that cause them to hit other vehicles. While the reason is still unknown, a recent accident made the headlines in nearby Lusby, Maryland.
According to reports, a 63-year-old man was killed in an afternoon car crash when his vehicle was hit by a 48-year-old man's pickup truck along Route Four and Nursery Road. The man died as a result of his injuries.
Local authorities told sources that the pickup truck driver was traveling north along Route Four in the left lane. The truck suddenly veered across the highway into the right lane. The truck collided with the victim's SUV, which was stopped at the stop sign. After striking the SUV, the pickup truck driver continued off the road and stopped only after it hit a light pole and a tree.
Several fire and rescue squads responded to the accident. There is no final word yet on possible charges and police officers continue to investigate the accident, but the police do not believe alcohol or drugs caused the accident.
Car accidents can be terrible for the victims involved. Severe injuries and death are often the result. Aside from the terrible consequences to victims, the families of the victims are often faced with high medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses while they grieve over their loss. For that reason, the help of a knowledgeable legal professional can be paramount. The legal professional can assist the victim and the victim's family in seeking punitive damages and financial compensation that can ease the financial burden.