Maryland chain-reaction crash sends 2 to trauma center

Maryland chain-reaction crash sends 2 to trauma center

A Maryland car accident left at least four people injured on Oct. 10. Two of the people involved were airlifted to a regional trauma center after the Port Deposit accident. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. on Craigtown Road.

A Ford Focus was moving in the southbound lane of Craigtown Road when the girl driving it attempted to travel through the intersection at Perrylawn Drive. As the vehicle crossed, it drove into the path of a Jeep. The Jeep broadsided the Focus, striking it on the passenger side and sending the Focus crashing into an Acura MDX that was stopped at the intersection on Craigtown Road. The force of the second impact sent the Acura crashing into a fourth vehicle, a pickup truck that was stopped behind it at the intersection.

The driver and passenger in the Focus suffered unspecified injuries that required a Maryland State Police helicopter to airlift them to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit. The drivers of the Jeep and the Acura were taken by ambulance to other hospitals. The nature of their injuries was also undisclosed in reports. The pickup truck driver declined to be treated. Police did not release any identifying information about the occupants of the Ford Focus.

People who suffer serious injuries in car accidents often must contend with long recovery periods in hospitals and at home. Many people need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy or in-home care to help them return to their normal lives after a serious accident. Personal injury attorneys are able to advise victims of their right to file suit against negligent drivers to cover medical bills, lost wages, anticipated treatment costs and other damages.

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