The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office reported that a major two-vehicle collision resulted in the death of one man and injured two others. The accident reportedly occurred on Dec. 4 around 5:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of North Solomons Island Road, or MD 2-4.
Officers allege that a 22-year-old Waldorf man was driving a 2014 Ford F-150 when he entered the southbound lanes near the China King Restaurant. While reportedly attempting to make a U-turn, the man’s F-150 was struck by an oncoming 2001 Dodge Dakota being driven by a 28-year-old Chesapeake Beach man.
The Dakota’s driver, who was apparently not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, suffered numerous injuries. He died after being transported by emergency medical personnel to Calvert Memorial Hospital. The Ford driver and his 23-year-old passenger were both injured, requiring transport to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Officials indicated that the major contributing causes to the fatal collision were the 22-year-old’s driver error and failure to yield the right of way to the oncoming Dodge truck. The Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the accident at this time.
When a person dies in a motor vehicle accident as a result of the negligent driving of another, the decedent’s family may be able to hold the negligent party or entity liable for the losses the family has suffered. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family may be able to recover damages including such things as reasonable funeral and burial expenses, medical treatment costs, current and expected future income losses, loss of companionship and the pain and suffering experienced by their loved one as a result of his or her death. Families may thus benefit by speaking with a personal injury attorney who accepts wrongful death cases.