Any motor vehicle accident, regardless of how many vehicles are involved, can lead to serious injury and even death. When a greater number of cars are involved, such as with a chain reaction accident, it is not uncommon for several people to be transported to the hospital for treatment.
According to Maryland State Police, a recent multi-vehicle accident on Crain Highway, located in Prince George’s County, resulted in 13 people being injured as well as a vehicle fire. At this time, it is believed that one person has life threatening injuries while two other victims are in trauma care at a local hospital.
Six cars were involved in the accident that took place at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Although the investigation is ongoing, preliminary reports indicate that a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 301 crossed through the median and entered the southbound lane. At this point, it collided head on with a pickup truck. As a result, a chain reaction accident occurred which led to multiple injuries. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident, as well as his passenger, were taken by air to Prince George’s Hospital Center for injuries. Nine other people were also injured in the accident, with each one transported by ambulance to either Prince George’s Hospital Center or Southern Maryland Hospital. The southbound lanes of Route 301 remained closed for several hours following the crash.
At this time, no charges have been filed but this could change based on the final results of the investigation and attorneys will see to it that any at fault parties are accountable to the damages.
Although many people were injured in this accident, credit should be given to the Maryland State Police, Prince George’s County Fire Department, and Prince George’s County Police Department. Personnel arrived quickly to ensure that the injured were taken care of and that no additional accidents occurred.
Source: CBS Baltimore, 11 Hurt In 6-Car Pileup On Crain Highway” No author given, Oct. 06, 2013