Sadly, car accidents claim the lives of many Maryland residents every year. Maryland drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists have all been victims of negligent drivers across the state. Whether caused by drunk driving, distracted driving or general negligence, the damage caused by unsafe drivers is undeniable. In a recent car accident, seven more people fell victim to a car accident.
In the recent crash, seven people were taken to nearby hospitals after they were injured in a t-bone accident. According to Maryland State Police, a car of six people was waiting at a stop sign to cross a road in Forest Hill, Maryland. The driver reportedly failed to notice an oncoming Honda Accord and moved ahead to cross the intersection.
The Honda slammed into the passenger side of the crossing vehicle. Five of the six people in the first car were injured, and two from the Honda were transported to hospitals. Police knew of at least two accident victims who were airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment.
It is unclear at this time if alcohol played a role in the crash. Police have not indicated if either driver will be charged.
As is evident in this case and so many other Maryland car accidents, unsafe driving can lead to trauma and tragedy for anyone involved. Many people who are injured in car accidents end up feeling the effects long after the wreckage is cleared. Some end up needing lengthy rehabilitation, and others end up grieving the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Hopefully their stories will prompt Maryland drivers to be more diligent about the way they operate their vehicles.