5-vehicle wreck in Maryland results in injury

5-vehicle wreck in Maryland results in injury

According to authorities, one person was injured in a five-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in Washington County. The wreck occurred on Nov. 14.

According to the Maryland State Police, a Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by a 36-year-old man was traveling west on I-70 near Sharpsburg Pike when it rear-ended a 2012 Nissan, causing the Nissan to collide with the tail end of a Chevy Impala. The Impala, in turn, struck the back of a 2013 Subaru, a collision that caused the Subaru to swerve into an adjacent lane, where it was struck by a 2008 Honda.

The 42-year-old driver of the Nissan suffered injuries in the wreck and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The extent of the Nissan driver’s injuries was not immediately disclosed. Moreover, police stated that the 36-year-old driver of the Ford F-250 was charged with negligent driving.

Injuries stemming from car accidents may be burdensome and costly to treat. For, accident victims often experience lengthy hospital stays following an accident, resulting in expensive medical bills, as well as long-term rehabilitation and physical therapy. Furthermore, in many cases, accident victims are forced to take time off from work while their injuries heal, a recovery period during which they must cope without their usual income. The combination of medical bills, rehabilitation expenses and lost income may leave accident victims in a crippled financial state.

Civil remedies may provide such accident victims financial relief. In the event that the accident can be incontrovertibly attributed to the negligence of another party, then accident victims may file a personal injury claim in civil court, seeking restitution for the economic losses they suffered as a consequence of their accident-related injuries. A personal injury lawyer may assist victims in such a lawsuit.

Source: WUSA, “1 person injured in I-70 west multiple vehicle accident”, November 15, 2014

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