The investigation is continuing on a three-car accident in rural Maryland that led to the death of a 24-year-old Baltimore woman. The accident appears to be a case of a driver who was in too big of a hurry, and that attitude cost a woman her life.
The woman was a passenger in a 1994 Honda Civic that was struck by a woman driving a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle. The Volkswagen driver, traveling on Maryland Route 140, tried to turn left onto Meadow Creek Road. She attempted to beat the oncoming Honda across the road and hit the left front of the car.
The collision sent the Honda careening across the road, where it was hit by a Nissan driven by a 47-year-old Finksburg, Maryland, man. The passenger side of the Honda suffered the greatest impact in the second collision.
The woman was taken to Carroll Hospital Center and pronounced dead there, according to a Westminster Police Department official. The Honda driver, a 23-year-old man, was listed in stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Neither the driver of the Nissan nor the Volkswagen was injured. No charges have been filed, police said.
One of the main things that Maryland drivers can do to prevent accidents and deaths like the one above is to slow down on the roads and realize that saving a few seconds of driving is not worth endangering the safety of other drivers. Sitting and waiting for a car to pass before making a turn is not the end of the world.
Source: Carroll County Times, “Baltimore woman dies in Md. 140 crash,” Peter Panepinto, Feb. 12, 2012