Although many car accidents are nothing more than minor fender benders, some are much more serious. With these, those involved are often seriously injured or even killed.
On Oct. 28, 2013, in Upper Marlboro, a two-car crash killed a teenager while injuring four others. According to police, the accident happened at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Ritchie Marlboro Road. Officers noted that a vehicle traveling south crossed over into the northbound lane, leading to a direct collision with another vehicle.
Authorities are reporting that a 17-year-old male, who was a passenger in the vehicle that crossed into the northbound lane, was declared dead at the scene. The driver of this vehicle, as well as two additional passengers suffered injuries. Along with this, the driver of the other car suffered injuries in the accident.
At this time, it is believed that none of the injuries suffered are life-threatening.
Although authorities are pretty clear as to what happened, with one vehicle crossing into the wrong lane and striking another, the accident remains under investigation.
As a result of one driver making a major mistake, one person is dead and four others suffered injuries. This is an important lesson, showing drivers of all ages that you must be paying attention at all times. One mistake, such as crossing into another lane of traffic, can have serious consequences.
At this time, there is no word on whether or not the driver of the vehicle is going to face any charges. However, this may end up being the case in the days and weeks to come. Those who were injured will continue to recover, both mentally and physically, with the hope of one day being able to drive on the road again without fear.
Source: CBS DC, “Teen Killed in 2-Car Crash in Maryland” No author given, Oct. 29, 2013