A family was left to mourn the deaths of three siblings who were trying to restart their lives, but were victims of a fatal car accident in the Baltimore suburb of Bel Air, Maryland.
The accident killed a 29-year-old man, who had been released from jail just two months ago; his 24-year-old sister, who had two children; and their 17-year-old brother, who was hoping to earn his high school equivalency diploma.
The accident occurred about 10 p.m. as the sister and her brothers were traveling south along Route 23 when their car veered into the northbound lane and sideswiped another car. The impact caused the siblings’ car, a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, to spin, and it then was rammed into by a northbound car.
The impact of the crash was so severe that the Cavalier split in half. Accident investigators were immediately unable to determine which sibling was behind the wheel of the Cavalier. All three were declared dead at the accident site. Two occupants of other cars were taken to area hospitals. No cause of the accident had been determined.
The three siblings were always together, their stepfather said. They routinely would travel between their mothers’ home in Fallston, Maryland, and their grandparents’ in Elkton, Maryland. He said they had left his home approximately an hour before the accident and none had used alcohol or drugs before they departed from the house.
The man said his oldest stepson had an artistic flair and was going to open a tattoo shop since he hadn’t been able to find a job since his release from jail. His stepdaughter was preparing to return to community college.
But while tragic, if the driver of the Cavalier is given the blame for the accident by investigators, the family could be held liable for any injuries sustained by other parties in the accident.