Law enforcement authorities reported that a 51-year-old woman was killed on Sept. 29 when her vehicle was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 25-year-old man. According to police reports, the woman was driving a 2010 Toyota RAV4 eastbound on Olney-Laytonsville Road while the man was driving a 2001 Ford F250 pickup truck westbound at the time of the collision.
The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. near Volunteer Drive. The driver of the pickup truck was apparently traveling back to his overnight work site in order to return equipment when the accident occurred. The man allegedly first drifted off the road. Upon re-entering the roadway, he reportedly crossed over the double centerline, striking the woman’s vehicle.
Emergency personnel transported the female driver to a hospital where she later died. The woman is believed to have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Police have stated that neither drugs nor alcohol appears to have contributed to the collision. Instead, they believe that driver fatigue may have contributed to the fatal collision. An investigation is currently underway.
People injured in motor vehicle accidents may face significant medical expenses and other losses that stemmed from the wreck. A personal injury attorney might be able to provide help by evaluating the facts and circumstances of an individual’s case to identify all potential defendants. In situations in which a negligent driver is also working when an accident occurs, both the driver and his or her employer could hold liability for a crash.